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Mask: Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2006-05-04

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
These masks represent the Guro conception of idealized feminine beauty. The woman depicted has filed teeth, scarification marks, modestly downcast eyes and an elaborate hairdo. Masks like these were used in Poro society dances to provide an example of how a proper Guro woman behaves. Today they are primarily used in village entertainment festivals.
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Type: Commentary, Gallery Label - Current
Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: November 21, 2009