Yohure Mask


Artwork explanation

Yaoure masks are found in the central Côte d’Ivoire. They are a small tribe living among Gouro and Baoule.

Yahure masks are decorated using numerous objects surrounding them.

This artistic creativity is easily noticeable in the design of these masks.

Yahure masks represent a spiritual power called “Yu”.

These masks are usually used in two different ceremonies.

Yahure masks, which represent a human face, are decorated with buffalo or antelope horns and are called “Gye”.

Women are forbidden to look at this mask.

These masks are regarded as dangerous and are only used in grand ceremonies especially “Yo” which is done for the purification of a village after a death.

Another reason for this ceremony is to help the soul of the deceased to reach eternal peace. In this ceremony, colorful masks are also used. However, usually the Yahure masks used in “Yo” ceremony are black. Even though the design of these masks is not very visible, they are used in many ceremonies.

Yahure live in an area with Baoule to west, Gouro to east, and Lake Kossou to north.

Yahure have three groups living in twenty villages in Savannah. They hunt monkeys, Buffalos, and antelopes.

The society of the elders helps the headman who leads the villagers.

Language, culture, art, and religion of Yahure are hugely influenced by the power of their neighbors Gouro and Baoule.

Yahure have an outstanding sense of identity and have created exemplary works of art that is specific to their tribe.

Distinguishing features:

Yahure masks have long faces with pronounced mouths. Furthermore, these masks have semicircular eyes and a long forehead, which is partly covered with a special hairstyle. This hairstyle is usually decorated with an animal, totem, or comb-shaped object.


Artwork Description

It is used to notify people of an event, with drumbeats.


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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Yohure Mask - 1900

Carving on wood 47.5 x 20 x 14.5 cm CoA no. 1812041603058

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