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