Guro Mask, Côte d’Ivoire

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Guro Mask

Côte d’Ivoire
carved Wood

27” x 5.5” x 3.5”

Sacred guro masks, delicately crafted and colorful are used and honored during sacrificial gatherings, funerals, and celebrations. They honor protective spirits called "zuzu" and these spirits were housed in shrines.
The Guro tribe was originally known as the "Kweni", but during 1906 - 1912 they were brutally colonized by invading French colonials. The dominant Baule people of the region subsequently named them the Guro tribe.
The Guro peoples are governed and regulated by a council of elders, and each main family has representation on the council.

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