What does the Goli mask represent?

Goli Mask (Goli Glin) Mid-20th century. This carved wood mask does not represent a single, identifiable animal. It is composed of elements from different animals and represents a “bush spirit,” emphasizing that it has no counterpart on earth.

Where did Baule Goli come from?

The goli originated among the Wan people, neighbours of the Baoulé. It was adopted by the Baoulé between 1900 and 1910, perhaps in response to the disruption caused by European colonialism. Today it is the dominant traditional dance form, gradually replacing all others.

Who is Moya Yanso?

Revered as a great dancer, Moya Yanso accompanied the mask in performances throughout her adult life until she was no longer physically able.

Where is the Baule mask from?

The Baule are part of the Akan people of Côte D’ivoire, also famous for the Goli mask. Baule masks have been exhibited in the west since as early as the first decade of the 20th century. SImilar masks inspired the modernist art movement.

Where is my African mask from?

Also known as the African mask or Kris plant, Alocasia doesn’t come from Africa at all. It gets its name from its resemblance to the hand-carved ceremonial masks found there, but actually hails from the Philippine Islands.

Where do the Baule live?

Côte d’Ivoire
Baule, an African people inhabiting Côte d’Ivoire between the Comoé and Bandama rivers. The Baule are an Akan group, speaking a Tano language of the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo language family.

Why do people use the Baule mask?

This type of African mask is a Baule mask which is worn at Goli rituals. It is used in tribal dances during harvest festivals, in processions to honour distinguished visitors and at the funerals of important figures.

Why are the eyes closed in the PWO mask?

Power and gracefulness bring wealth and fertlity to young women . Notice the sunken in eye style that is common in many Chokwe masks. Her eyes are closed to a narrow opening. The tears that fall from the eyes of the mask symbolize the pain of death that occurs throughout a human’s life.

Who would wear the MBLO mask?

Portrait Face Mask (Mblo) 19th–mid-20th century While such works may depict either men or women, they were often commissioned by a man to honor a female relative or created by a carver in homage to a particular woman’s dance skills and beauty.

Who created the Baule masks?

The Baule were a tribe that originated in the present day Ivory Coast area in Africa many years ago. The Baule assimilated a number of their neighbors’ masquerade forms: a naturalistic face mask, a horned helmet mask, and a flat circular mask called kple kple.