Masks of the World


Crazy West African mask

Q:  This mask is 26cm high by 17cm wide and was bought in Bamako, Mali in 1986. Any info would be appreciated. Peter, 1013
aaaMystrySolvd-1013 A:  Here is a mask that doesn’t resemble the styles of the country where it was purchased. It looks a little more like something from 600 miles to the Southwest. I’m thinking of the masks of the Bete, Guerre, and Wobe people in the Ivory Coast and Liberia. I hope someone will make a comment. This is a neat looking African mask, but is has very little value if it can’t be identified accurately.




Categories:   Africa


  • Posted: August 30, 2016 21:24


    It's a mask from the Guéré/Wé people of Liberia, neighbours of the Dan people. It is likely a replica.