African masks and artwork from GenuineAfrica.com
 Categories  
          Newest Items
 African Masks Stools  Bronzes Decorative Shields
 Statues
 
 Tribes
 
  Ashanti
  Baga
  Bakongo
  Bakota
  Baluba
  Bambara
  Bamileke
  Baule
  Benin
  Chokwe
  Dan
  Dogon
  Fang
  Grebo
  Guro
  Hemba
  Igbo

  Jimini
  Kuba
  Kwele
  Makonde
  Marka
  Pende
  Punu
  Rasta
  Senufo
  Songye
  Teke
  Tikar
  Yaka
  Yaure
  Yoruba
  Various
  
 Price
 
  $100      $200       $500
  $1000     $2000     $3000
 
  African Gifts
 
 
African Decor Border

 

rkmeredith@GenuineAfrica.com
(917) 843-8877
New York, New York

 

  
 Get Our Newsletter African Art Newsletter

  GO!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Guro Masks and Tribal Art

African Masks and tribal art of the Guro tribe (Guru, Kweni) of the Ivory Coast

 

Bookmark and Share

View Your African Art Shopping Cart

The Guro tribe (also called Guru or Kweni) of the Ivory Coast, are among the most prolific of African artists. 1906 marked a turning point in Guro civilization. Up to that point they had been protected from colonization by the dense forests which inhibited European encroachment. But in 1906 the French began to overcome these obstacles. The Guro reacted by becoming more nomadic. Living off the land and staying on the move, the Guro were able to evade complete domination briefly; but ultimately in 1912 they were colonized by the French. Since that time the Guro have turned to subsistence farming. Guro villages are not lead by a chief. A distinguished village elder may be designated to mediate disputes and serve as liaison to neighboring tribes; but that elder will lack the authoritarian powers of a true chief.

 

Guro Mask 20
African Masks - Guro Mask 20 
 

Guro Mask 44
African Masks - Guro Mask 44 
 

 

Guro Mask 49
African Masks - Guro Mask 49 
 

Guro Mask 48
African Masks - Guro Mask 48 
 

 

Guro Mask 13
African Masks - Guro Mask 13 
 

Guro Mask 36
African Masks - Guro Mask 36 
 

Guro Mask 27
African Masks - Guro Mask 27 
 

   

 

   

















 

 

GenuineAfrica.com Research Archives: Guro



back to top

 

  African masks and artwork from GenuineAfrica.com
Home
Newest Masks & Art
Ashanti Art & Masks Baga Art and Masks
Bakongo Art
Bakota Art and Masks
Baluba Art
Bambara Art
Bamileke Art
Baule Masks
Craig & Andrew Bone
Chokwe Art
Dan Masks
Dogon Art
Drums of Africa
Fang Masks
Fante Art
Grebo Art
Guro Masks
Igbo Art and Masks
Kuba Art & Masks
Kwele Masks
Makonde
Marka Masks
Pende Art & Masks
Punu Masks
Rasta Masks
Senufo Art
Songye Art & Masks
Teke Masks
Tikar Masks
Various Pieces
Yaure
Yoruba Art & Masks
African Gifts
African Bronzes
African Masks
African Statues
Up to $100
$101 to $200
$201 to $500
$501 to $1000
$1001 to $2000
$2000 and up

Refund Policy   •  Privacy Policy    •  Join Our Mailing List   •  Site Map