Grebo Tribe Mask ~29.1" Tall (New 2024) - West African Artifacts

African Angel ArtsSKU: AA03003

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Dimensions: H:29.1" W:5.1" L:10.6" Weight: 3.7 lbs.

Grebo Tribe Mask

These masks originate from the Grebo people of Liberia and neighboring regions. They are characterized by the elongated tubular eyes, which often protrude prominently from the face. These masks are used in ceremonial and ritual contexts, often in the context of masquerades, dances, and other cultural events. The tubular eyes of the mask are thought to have symbolic significance, they may represent spiritual vision, wisdom, or a connection to the spirit world. They play an important role in the cultural and spiritual life of the Grebo and Kru people, serving as a link to their ancestors, traditions, and belief systems. They also hold aesthetic value and are appreciated for their craftsmanship and artistic expression. About the tribe The Grebo people are an ethnic group primarily residing in southeastern Liberia, particularly in Grand Gedeh County, Sinoe County, and River Gee County. They are also found in neighboring areas of Ivory Coast. The Grebo people have a rich cultural heritage, characterized by traditional practices, art, music, and dance. Historically, the Grebo society was organized into small chiefdoms, each led by a chief or paramount chief. Culturally, the Grebo are known for their intricate wooden masks, sculptures, and vibrant textiles. They have a rich oral tradition, with storytelling playing a significant role in passing down their history, myths, and legends.

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