BAULE RAM MASKS, Ivory Coast

Although elegantly made, these Baule ram masks show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.


 



 



 



 

 




Photographs © Hamill Gallery

The Baule are one of the Akan peoples who moved west to the Ivory Coast more than 200 years ago. They adopted masking traditions from their neighboring tribes such as the Guro, the Senufo and the Yaure.

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