Baule Ceremonial Mask - 80-100 yrs old, 22" tall x 6" wide. Baule 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. The scars found around the eyes and mouth indicates human scarification during rites of passage into adulthood.
Country: Ivory Coast