The Yohure inhabit the central region of Ivory Coast (also known as the Côte d’Ivoire.
The Yohure possess a strong sense of identity and have evolved a refined art. The Yohure decorate different everyday objects with figurative representations, but first of all their beautiful masks reveal their artistic abilities.
The masks of the Yohure represent human faces often supplemented by animal attributes. This mask is topped by a totem bird with colorful plumage. Yohure masks are characterized by an elongated face with a protruding mouth and pierced semi-circular eyes set under a high forehead. The outline of the mask is characteristically surrounded by a serrated edge. The function of various types of mask is not rigidly fixed, which leads to their appearance during many ceremonies.
This is a decorative mask.