Baoulé twin mask
Baoulé nda (twins) masks are made up of two faces (male face, female face).
The two faces are brought together, but each is closed in on itself. They are not morphologically identical: the hairstyles are different, one forms three shells and the other only one; the length of the faces is not identical, but above all the ritual scarifications (in the form of scars in bulges, or keloid "keloid" scars) do not have the same shapes or the same distribution of the eyes, which are scarifications of Baoulé identity (called "ngolé" = "sign").
The Baoulé are part of the "Akan" group; they settled in the centre of Ivory Coast, in the forest and the savannah.
The name “Baule” comes from "Bauli", meaning "the son is dead", because during the 17th century, their queen, Abla Pokou was obliged to lead her people to the Comè banks, among the Senufo, and to cross the river she had to sacrifice her son.
Beautiful and exceptional pieces.
- Etnische groep / cultuur
- Regio / land
- Eind 20e eeuw
- Verkocht met standaard
- 10×28×20 cm