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Goli Ram Mask

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According to the Baule mythology, the ram is a heavenly spirit of agriculture. These masks are used on the occasion of the new harvest, at the visit of dignitaries, or at the funerals of notables.

Baule society was characterized by extreme individualism, great tolerance, a deep aversion toward rigid political structures, and a lack of age classes, initiation, circumcision, priests, and secret societies. The Baule are agriculturists; yams are the staple, supplemented by fish and game; coffee and cocoa are major cash crops. The Baule use three major types of masks: a helmet in the shape of a buffalo head, masks related only to the Goli festival and the masks representing a human face with rounded, fairly realistic features.

The present mask relates to the second type. These masks are used on the occasion of the new harvest, at the visit of dignitaries, or at the funerals of notables.

 Individually made stand is available $150 + shipping

Product Details:

  • Size: 13" x 12" x 11"
  • Shipping: $70.00
  • Material: Wood
  • Quantity: 1 available in stock
  • SKU: #U16B12M91

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