The most popular Goli, made in a variety of sizes is used as a symbol of fertility during agricultural and commemorative ceremonies. The Goli is also paraded during the occasions of a new harvest, the visit of dignitaries, or at the funerals of notables. Borrowed from the Wan tribe after 1900, the face is round and flat, the eyes ovular and the pigmentation a traditional red and black painted on a tan hard wood. The Kple Kple is topped by a crown of two horns. The round head represents the nurturing sun and the horns embody the spirit of the powerful water buffalo. During rituals masks are believed to be a conduit for supernatural forces to interact with the members. These spirits can either have a negative or positive effect on the tribes affairs. This solid, beautiful mask is featured in black and off white!
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Dimensions: 39 inches tall x 44 inches wide x 3 inches deep.
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