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Djimini Face Mask with Horns Do Society Ghana African Art

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Title Djimini Face Mask with Horns Do Society Ghana African Art
Country of Origin Northeastern Ivory Coast and Western Ghana
People Djimini see also Ligbe (or Jimini)
Materials Wood, pigment
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 16 Inches
Width: 8 Inches
Depth: 4.5 Inches
Overall Condition Good.  Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair Cracks and chips and general wear

 Additional Information:  Though being heavily influenced by the neighboring Senufo in their art, the Ligbi/Ligbe and Djimini people of the Ivory Coast have incorporated these influences into their own identifiable style. Similar to Senufo "Kpeliyee/Kpelie" masks! This Ligbi version retains the Kpeliyee mask elements of the wings by the eyes and hairline, bird legs at the side of the face and the scarification marks on the face. Another mark of Ligbi origin is the use of the patterned scarification above the eyes and the elaborate coiffure very similar to the Baule hairstyles.