Mblo Mask


Artwork explanation

This type of mask is one the ancient mask among Baule people, Aesthetics is the main concept of these masks. And they are mainly used in individual acts of dance.

Distinguishing Features:

 

The masks are inspired by human face and the portraits of real people. To decorate it, different objects are used like spoons, combs, bobbins and spools, etc. The surface of these shining masks has very delicate curves which reflect a clean and healthy skin and the haircut is also very special and elegantly designed. Beautiful scarification and jewelry is used to enhance the beauty of the mask. The face of the mask is ideal and introverted and it has a long forehead and large eyes, and jewels above it are also birds, shoulders, horns and, in some cases, faces.


Exhibition history

CAMA Gallery | Cote dIvoires Peoples | Exhibition | Cote d Ivoire

Tehran Gallery

Cote d Ivoire

solo exhibition, 07 December - 27 December


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