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African Guro african Mask Antiques Tribal Face Vintage Wood Carved tribal Home Décor-5408

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37/17.3 CM
Mostly farmers, the Guro are renowned for their rich masking traditions that feature brightly colored and vibrant masks with elaborate surmounts. These objects of joyful and sublime beauty are used in a variety of social and spiritual ceremonies. The craftsmanship of the Guro peoples embraces images tied to the land and to agrarian practices. This is reflected in the symbolism of the animals they feature on their masks. Guro masks are usually embedded with hidden messages of spiritual importance. Village life is mostly regulated by the Je society, male secret society. Notable features on this mask are obliquely placed almond-shaped eyes, finely sculptured nose and mouth with sprouting lips. Hairdos and headdresses are delicately sculptured and elaborate. The Guro Gu mask represents a beautiful young woman. It forms part of the trio of sacred masks with the Zamble and Zaouli (antelope.) This mask is regarded as a cult objects to which sacrifices are periodically made to bring prosperity to the family that owns them and to drive away evil spirits. They are danced for celebrations and as entertainment, and also at funerals and to honor ancestors.

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