Facial mask of the Do society - Ligbi - Djimini - SOLD OUT

The mask among Ligbi and Koulango in Africa

Some Islamized ethnic groups such as the Ligbi close to Ghana, cousins ​​of the Senufo, have preserved some animist traditions through the Do society, which is perhaps a survival of the Poro practiced in the Senoufo.The masks attached to the latter have been influenced by Peul which gives them elegance.

The release of traditional African masks takes place during major religious holidays: end of Ramadan, Eid el Kebir, or for other occasions. This authentic mask has a long medial appendage hanging in front of the face, a bit like the wick hanging in front of the face of the Senufo statues, reminiscent of the bird.

Origin : gathered in situDating : 1970'sSize : 44 x 18 cmMaterial : wood

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Mid XXth century
Ethnic group
Ivory Coast
Tribal art collection France

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