Tribal mask

GothamGallery Fine African Art - Ivory Coast We Guere Tribal Mask T


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Striking African West Coast We Guere Mask

Inches:                    Height: 10.5 Inches
Centimeters:          Height: 27 Centimeters
                              Measurements Mask Only
Material:                Wood, Metal, Fur, Vegetal material, Resin Magical Material,
Estimated Age:       Early 20th Century
Condition:             Fair
Remarks:               Highly stylized mask striking features bulging forehead open jaw varied dark patina
Shipping:               US East Coast - Estimated $25.00
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  CONDITION
  Wood deterioration, worn areas, chips and scrapes, age cracks, lost to attributes, overall condition fair.  Thank you and please view my other items.
 
  BACKGROUND
  Modern ethnology puts the Wobe and Guere together under the name We, despite the fact that the people themselves use the old names.  Rice, yams, taro, manioc, maize, and bananas are the primary crops grown. Farming and hunting have been largely replaced by laboring in the diamond camps or working at the rubber plantations. Confederations govern both ethnic groups - the largest is the warrior confederation which is led by a military chief, who also acts as a civil authority. The family units also play an important role in We social...

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