Finely carved ancestor masks were popular in northern Côte d’Ivoire by the early twentieth century. In northern Côte d’Ivoire, families owned kulié masks and used them in public dances during agricultural celebrations and funerary ceremonies.Poro associations then also maintained similar face masks to honor deceased members in performances restricted to men.
CMAA is an experience created by African artifacts collector Eric Edwards, who has amassed one of the largest African art collections in the United States. In a journey of over fifty years of carefully selecting these items, which date back to over four thousand years, these rare and unique African artifacts are now being shared with the public in a museum setting for education and joy.
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