Baule Twin Mask - Ivory Coast - SOLD
This mask symbolizes twins
which for Africans are a good
omen and welcomed by the
Baule. Double masks can
represent the marriage of the sun
and moon as well. The dance
ceremony which it is danced in
is known as Mblo. The use of the
2 colors to differentiate the face
is common. In the case of twin
masks, both faces are likely to
be the same sex. Masks of the
Baule never represent ancestors
and are always worn by men.
17" h x 9" w x 6.5" deep on base.