Africa

3 Guro antelope masks from West Africa

The Guro are a large ethnic group in Ivory Coast. They are known for the decorative masks they sell to tourists and export to the entire world. These impressive examples of tribal art are not authentic, but I admire their beauty. You can find plenty of them on the internet.

Here are three used Guro antelope masks that would be prized by serious collectors. They look different from each other, and not much like the tourist masks. I think this may be because of age, the first being most recent and the last maybe 75 years old.

The middle one has a jet plane painted on it.  I’m pleased to say it has been on my living room wall since before I started MasksoftheWorld.com.

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