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Baoule mask (N° 21726)

Former Baoulé figurative mask called portrait mask or Ndoma , with an atypical character, and whose unique scarifications form "cat whiskers" at the corners of the lips.
Beautiful satin patina of use.
Small accidents.
These African masks portraits of the Baoulé, ndoma , which are part of one of the oldest Baoulé artistic traditions and frequently represent an idealized character, have the particularity of manifesting themselves in the end of the entertainment dance ceremonies, which are named, depending on the region, bedwo , ngblo , mblo , adjussu < / i>, etc .... Each of these masks are distinguished by the hairstyles, the location and the choice of scarifications. They perform during dance events accompanied by music and songs, celebrations, visits by personalities, staging various satirical scenarios. The Gbagba of the Baoulé personify graceful young girls or men whose courage or qualities of integrity are renowned. The new generations are gradually replacing these Mblo dances called Gbagba in some villages, keeping most of the old conventions, by the Kpan Kpan dance. , whose masks raise societal issues or refer to political projects.  

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OriginCollection P. Malisse
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Height cm28
Width17 cm
Weight0.80 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle inclusOptional

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