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Gunyege Mask - Dan People - Liberia (LS13)

Was:$1,800.00
Now Only:$1,200.00 On Sale!


 


THE 350,000 DAN LIVE IN NORTHWESTERN IVORY COAST AND LIBERIA. THEY ARE FARMERS, BUT THEY HAVE THE REPUTATION OF BEING FIERCE WARRIORS, ALWAYS BATTLING THEIR NEIGHBORS THE WE, GURO & THE MANO. THE MASKS INCARNATE THE SUPERNATURAL, SPIRITUAL FORCE CALLED GLE, WHO LIVES IN THE FOREST. GUNYEGE PARTICIPATES IN THE RACES WITH THE FASTEST YOUNG MEN OF THE VILLAGE. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE POWER OF THE GLE HELPS ITS WEARER TO WIN. THE MASK GOES TO THE FASTEST RUNNER AS A TROPHY.
Ex James Schmidt Collection

9"H x 5"W x 3.5"D

NOTE: When displayed on the included stand, this mask reaches a height of 12.5"

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