Oval wooden or metal face masks made and used by the Senufo people of northern Côte d'Ivoire, southern Mali, and southwestern Burkina Faso. Representing the female element, these masks are generally slightly smaller than life-size. They are ornamented with sets of geometric projections that flank the crown of the head, upper face, and mouth, diagonal scarifications on each cheek, and sometimes a set of vertical horns.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
30590

More Definitions

Oval wooden or metal face masks made and used by the Senufo people of northern Côte d'Ivoire, southern Mali, and southwestern Burkina Faso. Representing the female element, these masks are generally slightly smaller than life-size. They are ornamented with sets of geometric projections that flank the crown of the head, upper face, and mouth, diagonal scarifications on each cheek, and sometimes a set of vertical horns.

Table of Contents

  1. 1.   Overview of Gpelihe  ← you are here
  2. 2.   Sources for Gpelihe (1)

Page Info

Title
Gpelihe
Date Published
December 12, 2012
Last Updated
April 22, 2021