"Grebo" means "leaping monkey people," a reference to their flight from a former homeland near the Sahara. The ruled known as bodio lives in near total isolation and functions as grand priest. The Grebo sculpt several types of masks which incarnate the spirits of the invisible world who live in the forest. Masks similar to this one may be related to the war masks, more abstract and with elongated nose and one or more pairs of tubular eyes.
This mask just came back from the film set. It was used in shooting of the museum scene in major motion picture.