BAULE GOLI GLIN MASKS ARCHIVES, Ivory Coast

The masks below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

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Goli Glin 2
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BAULE, Goli Glin Mask 2
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Goli Glin 3
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BAULE, Goli Glin Mask 3
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Goli Glin 4
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BAULE, Goli Glin 4
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Goli Glin 1
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BAULE, Goli Glin Mask 1
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Photographs © Tim Hamill

The Baule are one of the Akan peoples. They moved west to the Ivory Coast more than 200 years ago and adpted masking traditions from their neighbors, the Guro, Senufo and Yaure peoples. There are four basic types used in a special dance of rejoicing called Goli, symbolizing the social order, Kplekple, the junior male, Goli Glin, the senior male, Kpan Pre, the junior female ans Kpan, the senior female. This second type, a Goli Glin mask, representing the Senior male, is aqggressively complex and three-dimensionall. It has a strong, older nature spirit and takes the form of a bushcow, antelope and crocodile combination. They were painted red, symbolizing blood, danger and aggression. Women and children were not allowed to look at them closely.

We recommend Baule: African Art Western Eyes by Susan M. Vogel (Yale).

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