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Guro Mask (large)

Guro Mask (large)

Country of origin
Ivory Coast
Description
The Guro live west of the Baoule in the Ivory Coast. Secret societies and the belief in the protective spirits call zuzu dominate the daily lives of the tribe. Guro people have a pronounced artistic sense and attach special importance to hairstyles. For the Guro, wild animals represent the powerful bush spirits and also symbolise the co-operative hunting spirits. Although hunting is now outlawed, their beliefs are still expressed today through men
Dimensions & Weight
56cm high, 23cm wide, 29cm deep