Guro Zaouli Mask, Côte d'Ivoire # 224

$ 1,800.00

  • Guro Zaouli Mask, Côte d'Ivoire # 224
  • In Côte d'Ivoire, the Zaouli refers both to a Mask and a Traditional Dance of the Guro People (have a look at the 2 last pictures), but today the Dance has been adopted by an important number of other ethnic groups, and has spread to all the neighboring peoples of the Guro people.
  • A synthesis of both Masks, the Boulou and the Djela, the Zaouli is therefore also named “Djelalou Zaouli”, which literally means “Zaouli, the daughter of Djela”.
  • Created in Zrabi Sehifla in the 1950s by Ouinnaila, the Zaouli Mask is animated by a rhythm of the same name during its performances.
  • The first dancer who wore this type of Mask is Kouaï Bi Voïzié.
  • The Zaouli mask is reputed to have powers to increase the productivity of the village in which it is practiced. 
  • Age: approx Late 20th Century
  • Measurements: Height = 45 cm; width = 21 cm; depth = 13 cm
  • Origin is  Côte d'Ivoire
  • This Object Does NOT come with a Base or Stand. A Base can be custom ordered and available in 2-3 weeks at an additional cost of $75 for this item.
  • Brian's Note: This mask may not be very ancient, but it has truly danced. 
  • This Object is NOT currently displayed on the Beads of Paradise NYC Sales Floor; please call ahead for a personal viewing with Joe or Jami at 212-620-0642 or email any questions to info@beadsofparadisenyc.com. Otherwise, available ONLINE ONLY.