This wood mask is a one of a kind mask, hand carved by the artists of West Africa.
This is a Baule mask with its characteristic straight nose and round, bulging eyes. The 3-dimensional hairstyle and the coiffure done in lovely parts together with tribal marks by the lips and the patterned arched brows are done to represent the personal beauty and refinement. As such it is a portrayal of a particular known individual.
This mask if of the Mblo class of Baule masks, one of the tribe's oldest art form. It is used in entertainment dances such as skits and solo dances.
The introspective face with high forehead and big, downcast eyes are idealizing the female subtlety of coquetry which in the tribe is a highly valued form of female beauty and attractiveness.
Width: 11 inches
Depth: 7 inches
Weight: 4 pounds
Origin: Baule Tribe - Ivory Coast, Africa
Care: Dust the piece as needed.
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The mask is everything I expected it to be. Beautiful. Great addition to my collection.
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Mark - Maine
Sorry for the slight delay but I just wanted to say how delighted Nicola was with the mask and the picture. They were both in remarkably good condition given the amount of journeying they'd done and that space age packaging of yours is excellent.
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