Gunye Ge Mask
Dan Tribe, Liberia/Ivory Coast
Wood, vegetable fiber, cotton, animal hair, copper
12" x 5.5" (mask only)
Inventory # 10320
The Gunye Ge mask is a mask used in in racing competitions. Its wearer is pursued by an unmasked runner and, if caught, the unmasked runner wears the mask and is, in turn, pursued. Historically, these races trained men to compete, and the winner gained social recognition.