Wè mask, Côte d'Ivoire

An impressive wè mask

Combining anthropomorphic and zoomorphic elements, it represents a spirit that goes up in the trees to watch over humans and has a power of metamorphosis. He can easily change into a snake (hence the snake skin that adorns the top of his forehead) while becoming a monkey again. Despite its aggressive appearance, the strong protuberance […]

22 July 2020