Horned mask of the “DO” ritual. Wood with a stunning brown patina.
The Djimini Do Society is a traditional African cultural group that has a rich history of artistic expression and community organisation. The society is primarily based in the Ivory-Coast and is known for its intricate wooden sculptures, masks, and other forms of visual art.
In this type of masks, human features are combined with the powerful bill of the hornbill bird, which is the most distinguishing feature of these masks. The bird is honoured by the Jimini, the Ligbi, the Senufo and other peoples.
One of the most distinctive aspects of the Djimini Do Society’s art is its use of wooden sculptures and masks. These works are typically carved from a single piece of wood and are decorated with intricate patterns and symbols. The masks are often used in traditional ceremonies and rituals, and are believed to have spiritual significance.
CONDITION: In a very good condition. Wear and tear marks. The item is described to the best of our knowledge. Please refer to the pictures and email us with any questions.