AFRICA GURO CROCODILE MASK TRIBAL CARVING IVORY COAST AFRICAN

AFRICA GURO CROCODILE MASK TRIBAL ART WOOD CARVING IVORY COAST; This is a Very Unique mask Crocodile face, a great collectors example of a Guro Tribe Mask. The Guro Tribe migrated from the North during the 16th century. Formerly known as the Kweni, they were given the Baule name of Guro after violently being colonized by the French during the early 1900's. The Guro mask represents the spirit of Gu, the wife of Zamble a supernatural being. Gu is often depicted as elegant, graceful, serene and beautiful. Sacred Guro masks, delicately crafted and colorful are used and honored during sacrificial gatherings, funerals, and celebrations. They honor protective spirits called "Zuzu" and these spirits were housed in shrines. Their sculptures are elegant and carved with meticulous detail. Guro masks are ranked to be of the finest on the entire West Coast of Africa.

~~ Our Mask ~~ Top Quality Master Carved, Long & Elegant, our Guro Mask is decorated with a top Bird, Scorpion tail and Ram horns. The elongated Crocodile tribal face is wonderfully stylized. Great Condition, has a few scuffs, scratches, minor edge age crack and paint loss. Large mask Measures  31" Long X 9" Wide, and 8” deep. Collected in Ivory Coast Africa 1980’s. Master Carved Fantastic Display. . Worldwide in drama and dance, masks are worn to enhance the story and to clarify the emotions being expressed. Always, masks intensify and heighten the experience, whatever the intention of the wearer of the mask is. ACCEPTED PAYMENTS: CASH, CHECK, POSTAL MONEY ORDER, Paypal or I will email you with payment address to send checks or Postal Money Orders, Cash. ~ FREE SHIPPING included in price.  USPS Priority mail with tracking in U.S. Only ~ for International mail rates or other Questions ~ Please Email Eric at Eric@Agestribalarts.com or Call 330-434-1010 ~~~~~~~~~~

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