WOBE (WE), IVORY COAST
WOOD, BRASS, BEADS, HEIGHT 40CM
The We people actually consists of 2 different tribes, the Gere and the Wobe. They share numerous customs and beliefs, but are historically divided. Both tribes create strong and powerful masks. Gere masks are more abstract, while Wobe masks are closer to reality. This mask is typical Wobe style with protruding eyes and enlarged lips.