Lomane Mask

Lomane Mask

Regular price $300.00 $1,800.00 Sale

Yohure Tribe, Ivory Coast The wavy hairline identifies this mask as Yohure. The elongated face, high forehead, protruding mouth, and semi-circular eyes embody ideal beauty of this tribe, and in particular, female beauty. The eyebrows carved in long lines, the coiffure and the scarification details further emphasize the ideal.,,"Lomane" means bird in the language of the Baule (a neighboring tribe) and the symbolism of the birds sharing the same dish promises togetherness or unity.,,It would be typically worn especially for funerals, considered as a symbol of the yu spirit and handled carefully.