Bedu Mask - Kulango People, Ivory Coast - JK8 - Sold
Bedu Mask - Kulango People, Ivory Coast - JK8 - Sold
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Bedu Mask - Kulango People, Ivory Coast - JK8 - Sold

The Bondoukou district, located in the Northeastern Ivory Coast is inhabited by several ethnic groups that do not occupy clearly defined territories & whose cultures often intermingle. Among these, the Nafana Hwela & Kulango peoples all have the Bedu masquerade, which normally takes place during the winter solstice festival of Zaurau. The focus of the festival is a pair of masks - one male, identified by his horns and the other female, with her pronounced disk substructures. At this time, the entire community is involved in a month-long series of dramatic, even cathartic activities. The Bedu masquerade deals with common problems such as social conflicts, illness or times of trouble & celebrates traditional family values in hope of obtaining community harmony, health, more children & good crops.

Height: 68" x Width: 25 1/2" x Depth: 5"

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