Djimini Ligbi Do Society Mask With Birds Ivory Coast

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller africadirect ✉️ (59,402) 99.9%, Location: Denver, CO, US, Ships to: WORLDWIDE, Item: 334868101772 Djimini Ligbi Do Society Mask With Birds Ivory Coast. Brand Unbranded Type of Object Mask Country of Origin Northeastern Ivory Coast and Western Ghana People Djimini see also Ligbe (or Jimini) Materials Wood, pigment Approximate Age Mid 20th century Height (in) 12 Width (in) 8.5 Depth (in) 8 Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners. Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use. We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings. Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage. Damage/Repair Chipped ear, cracks in back, broken beak on bird. See photos for details. 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 honored by the Jimini, the Ligbi, the Senufo and other peoples. They attach great importance to this bird, considering it one of mythical primeval animals, an attendant on the souls of the dead and a symbol of fertility. They are danced during the funerals of distinguished Muslim holy men, and their performances mark critical moments during the Muslim calendar year, and at the end of Ramadan, the month-long Islamic fast. The masqueraders are greatly admired for the grace of their dance movements, which they perform in pairs and in perfect unison. They are also valued for the positive qualities ascribed to the hornbill, whose behavior and family life are considered exemplary by the Ligbi. The Djimini Do Society is a traditional African cultural group that has a rich history of artistic expression and community organization. The society is primarily based in the Ivory Coast and is known for its intricate wooden sculptures, masks, and other forms of visual art. Though being heavily influenced by the neighboring Senufo in their art, the Ligbi/Ligbe and Djimini people of the Ivory Coast have incorporated these influences into their own identifiable style. Similar to Senufo "Kpeliyee/Kpelie" masks! This Ligbi version retains the Kpeliyee mask elements of the wings by the eyes and hairline, bird legs at the side of the face and the scarification marks on the face. Another mark of Ligbi origin is the use of the patterned scarification above the eyes and the elaborate coiffure very similar to the Baule hairstyles. The Djimini Do Society is believed to have originated in the early 19th century, and its cultural practices and artistic traditions have been passed down through generations of members. The society's members are known for their deep connection to the natural world and their belief in the importance of community and collective responsibility. 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. They are also prized as works of art in their own right, and many have been collected by museums and private collectors around the world. In addition to their visual art, the Djimini Do Society is also known for its music and dance. Traditional instruments like the balafon and the djembe are used to create lively rhythms that are accompanied by group dances and chanting. These performances are an important part of the society's cultural identity and are often used to mark important occasions like weddings, funerals, and other rites of passage. Overall, the Djimini Do Society is an important part of African cultural heritage, and its artistic traditions continue to inspire artists and scholars around the world. From its intricate wooden sculptures and masks to its lively music and dance performances, the society's art reflects a deep connection to nature, community, and spiritual belief. The Djimini Senufo of Cote d’Ivoire, numbering 175,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Gur people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Cote d’Ivoire. Their primary language is Djimini Senoufo. The primary religion practiced by the Djimini Senufo is Folk Islam, a syncretistic belief system that blends traditional elements of Islam with superstitious practices such as warding off spirits with incantations and magic amulets, and reciting verses of the Qur'an to bring about miraculous healings. DL0423 **146630** All content, including pictures, Copyright Africa Direct Inc., 2023 Add Us To Your Favorite Sellers! Please visit our About Us page. Africa Direct, Inc. has been selling on eBay since 1997 and has received more than 56,000 positive feedbacks. It is owned by Eliza and Sara, who began the company after spending a year wandering southern Africa in a camper van with their multi-racial family. They have been honored with eBay's Hall of Fame award, and by eBay Giving Works, through which they have raised more than $125,000 in charity auctions. Customer Service : We treasure our many long term customers, and will try to make you one of them! If you have problems, please tell us... we care! Handling Time : We ship daily except Sundays and holidays. Most orders go out the same day, and all go out within 48 hours. Returns : We want you to be happy with your purchase. You're welcome to return an item within 30 days in the same condition you received it--just let us know you're returning it. You may have either a credit or a refund for your purchase price, not including shipping both ways. If your original payment was made through PayPal, we'll refund you through PayPal; if you paid us directly with your credit card, we'll refund the credit card. Combining Shipping : You are welcome to wait to pay, and to combine multiple items for shipping. We ask that you keep each order to 10 days or 10 items, whichever comes first--then start another order. When you're ready, just send us a list of item numbers or an invoice request and we'll send you an invoice. You can pay by Paypal or credit card. U.S. Shipping : Our staff take great care in packing our artwork, much of which is antique, irregularly-shaped, and fragile. The cost of labor and the special packing materials used is reflected in our shipping price. Our U.S. shipping charges also include insurance; we self-insure on smaller orders. For these reasons, our shipping and handling charges may be more than the price of postage. . International Shipping : We ship dozens of international orders each week, to customers on every continent except Antarctica! The shipping charges included in our listings are for U.S. orders. Contact us for shipping charges to your country. We offer uninsured USPS First Class airmail, insured Priority airmail, and insured Express airmail to most parts of the world, depending on the weight, volume, and value of an item. We also ship via FedEx or DHL on request. Import duties, taxes, and charges are NOT INCLUDED in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding / buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up -- do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. And please do not ask us to mark merchandise values below the actual value or mark items as "gifts"--U.S. and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. Newsletter, previews and special offers : Sign up for our newsletter Go to Africa Direct Store author: None, Maker: Djimini see also Ligbe (or Jimini) Artisan, style: None, Material: Wood, brand: Unbranded, type: Mask, Color: Brown, Tribe: Ligbi, Original/Reproduction: Original

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