Thursday, February 4, 2010

IVORY COAST / Cote d'Ivoire

50f Mask of the Wambele or "Sorcerers Society" in a procession scene, issued in 2000. This mask is typical of the Senufo ethnic group of N. Cote d'Ivoire and S. Mali. The mask pictured is intricately carved on two sides, showing open animal mouths, possibly crocodiles, though the painted spots would suggest leopards. (Click on stamp to enlarge the image)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Flag Counter

Free counters!