African Tribal Art - Double Ligbi Mask

480
20th century
Tribal Art
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From: 7333, Tertre, Belgium

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    Belgian Guy Mercier collection.

    The mask is sold without the base, a universal base (35€) or custom-made (45€) can be provided on request.

    Established in Ivory Coast and Ghana, the Ligbi, converted to Islam, were influenced by the Senoufo. They often called on Senoufo or Mandé sculptors to make their masks. The Djimini, a branch of the Senoufo living in the Dabakala region, have also adopted this practice. Their masks, linked to the do society and generally presented during dances supervised by the Ligbi, reflect these crossed influences. This masked tradition, shared by the Djimini, is perpetuated during religious festivals such as Eid el-Fitr and Eid el-Kébir, accompanied by sacrifices and songs, thus symbolizing the end of the fast. Just before the festivities, if necessary, the masks are repainted and coated with koro, a mixture of burnt leaves and ashes mixed with palm oil.

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    Ref: PLK3IR3EL0

    Condition As is
    Ethnic group Ligbi
    Style Tribal Art (African Masks of Tribal Art Style)
    Period 20th century (African Masks 20th century)
    Country of origin Ivory Coast
    Height (cm) 34
    Materials Wood
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
    Location 7333, Tertre, Belgium
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