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Guro (N° 22000)

Art lovers are familiar with the works of the different groups of peoples generally called "Guro" who live in the center of Côte d'Ivoire. Close to the Wan, Baoulé, Yaure and Bète, the Guro have maintained close contacts with their neighbors, and the reciprocal influences are evident in their various artistic creations. Masks have a particular importance that goes well beyond the value attributed to them for their aesthetic qualities in the art market. These objects can even be considered emblematic, having until now allowed those who define themselves as Guro to claim this identity. While French colonization largely weakened the prestige of men whose power derived from their hunting and warfare activities, the pursuit of complex rituals involving the use of masks allowed men to retain a form of political and religious control. By diversifying the categories of masks between, on the one hand, those which receive blood sacrifices to honor spiritual entities, and those, on the other hand, intended for entertainment given at funerals, political demonstrations and tourist events , the Guro have reinvented, regalvanized and readjusted rituals perfectly integrated into a contemporary society in perpetual change.

Author: Anne-Marie Bouttiaux
Editions: Five Continents
Color photographs
Condition: NEW
Language: French
Number of pages: 145
Dimensions: 240 x 170mm
Paperback
ISBN: 978-8874397327
 

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OriginNEUF
Weight0.57 Kg

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