This is Wonderful Old Guere Mask with a Hinged Moveable Jaw from the Tribal People of the Cote d'Ivoire. This type of mask was carved and worn to terrify their enemy when at war. The Guere share many aspects of culture with the neighboring Dan tribe. They created masks that were used during festivities, funerals, rituals, wars, and that look rather scary and monstrous. The art of Guere people is stylistically connected and both groups are often collectively referred to as We, meaning "men who easily forgive." Like the Dan, the Guere use a wide variety of masquerades, which hold important regulatory position within their small, egalitarian communities. These masks are also used for education and social control and to appear frightening to enemies. This is a fabulous mask will be a great addition to your home or collection.
The Mask Shows Age and Wear.
COMES ON STAND
Late 20th Century
24 Inches On Stand
16 Inches Tall Mask to Bottom of Beard
11 Inch Tall Wood Head
4 Inches Deep
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