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Kpeliye Poro Mask - Senufo / Kouflo - Ivory Coast  ? "A sorcerer does not heal himself? ..."  ... African wisdom  Kpeliyé'e  (face dancer acrobat) or  Kodaliyé'e  (opposite the Kodal) are the two names for this type of mask face that always comes in pairs (male and female) mainly at funerals of members of the  Poro  to expel the the spirit of the dead among the living.  According to "arts premiers of Ivory Coast" Sepia editions.  www.bruno-mignot.com

Kpeliye Poro Mask - Senufo / Kouflo - Ivory Coast ? "A sorcerer does not heal himself? ..." ... African wisdom Kpeliyé'e (face dancer acrobat) or Kodaliyé'e (opposite the Kodal) are the two names for this type of mask face that always comes in pairs (male and female) mainly at funerals of members of the Poro to expel the the spirit of the dead among the living. According to "arts premiers of Ivory Coast" Sepia editions. www.bruno-mignot.com

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Senufo - in literature this mask type is called "kpelié", which comes from the Senufo word for "jumping". A generic term in later research is "kodal". The masks are used at funeral ceremonies. Their job is to displace the spirit of the deceased out of his house. They belong to the "poro" men society, an organization based on various age groups, which have to perform social and political control, impart traditional knowledge and fullfil various religious functions. For the "small legs" aside…

Senufo - in literature this mask type is called "kpelié", which comes from the Senufo word for "jumping". A generic term in later research is "kodal". The masks are used at funeral ceremonies. Their job is to displace the spirit of the deceased out of his house. They belong to the "poro" men society, an organization based on various age groups, which have to perform social and political control, impart traditional knowledge and fullfil various religious functions. For the "small legs" aside…

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