Male Face Mask (Zauli)

Wood, kaolin, and metal tacks | 63 x 17.5cm | Early/mid–20th century

Guro

Forming a dance trio with masks known as gu and zamble (also on display in this case), zauli—or, “the Ugly”—is sometimes identified as zamble’s elder brother or father, and functions as his handsome counterpart. Zauli is everything that zamble is not...
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