The Baule people are among the most skilled and nuanced of all African mask carvers. The Baule belong to the Akan people that moved west to the Ivory Coast more than 200 years ago.
Baule portrait mask details the physical facial features namely eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth and eyes. In addition, the coiffure and facial scarification compliment the physical beauty. The scars found around the eyes and mouth indicates human scarification during rites of passage into adulthood.
Dimensions: Mask 18" H With Stand 20" H