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Mblo facial mask - BAULE - Ivory Coast

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Mblo facial mask - BAULE - Ivory Coast

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2nd half of the 20th century - Good condition

Mblo facial mask - BAULE - Ivory Coast
Dimensions: Height: 48 cm. Width: 44 cm.
Weight: 3250 grams.

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Mblo masks were used in entertainment dances and are one of the most ancient forms of the BAULE art.

These anthropomorphic masks are generally the portrait of an individual in particular.

More than any other mask, the Mblo mask embodies the foundations of the BAULE aesthetic and they seem to always have existed.

The surfaces are smooth, curved, well-polished, referring to a healthy skin, enhancing the hairdo or the scarifications.
It has a high forehead, symbolising intelligence, and the eyes are lowered in respect for the surrounding environment.

Mblo is the name of a category of shows which use facial masks in solo or parody dances.
The course of the show is very structured and uses a “script”, including some with very famous names (Kpan Kpan, GbaGba...).
The script evolves and is regularly rewritten each two or three generations. According to the book of S. Vogel, “L’Art Baoulé” (The Baule Art).

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Feedback score: 91.6%
Reviews given: 163
Member since: November 7, 2016
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    Bel objet à prix raisonnable. Bon emballage.
    Vendeur très sérieux

    Artisanat October 14, 2017

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    more than a month after purchase, still i couldn't collect the item. want refund.

    pekinoise October 6, 2017

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    This seller has to learn how to pack objects. The paddle arrived in a broken parcel because of poor packaging and was (slightly) damaged. Please respect the objects you sell as this happened before!

    urolmaas September 28, 2017

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    Fast shipment. A+++++++

    pacific-art-collector September 22, 2017

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    Bien reçu.

    GILLESHARMONIA September 18, 2017

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