Africa

Cheap Liberian mask

Q:  Purchased at a garage sale with a mask from the Congo. Is it made with horsehair and wood? Help!  Melissa,1401

A:  This quickly-made mask of carved wood and horsehair makes me think of the Grebo, Guere and We people living around that area of West Africa. It was made to sell to tourists or an exporter. It would be appropriate for a beginner’s collection of African traditional art.  Call it a repro of a Liberian mask.  C

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