Baule Wood Bird Mask
Hand Carved Wood and Painted Baule Mask with a Bird Crest from the Ivory Coast. Baule portrait masks details the physical facial features namely eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth and eyes. Baule portrait mask details the physical facial features namely eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth and eyes and coiffure.
There are two forms of masks namely animal and human and or both. It is not uncommon for other human masks to have an animal attribute, or a human figure as a crest. Human masks are crafted and used only by men to make contact with Gu, ruler of the world. The holes on the sides of the mask help attach the mask to the face of the wearer.
- Height: 34"
- Width: 7"
- Depth: 5.5"