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There are approximately 20,000 people in the Yohure tribe inhabits the central region of Ivory Coast. This territory is located between the White and Red Bandama Rivers. The Yaure (also Yohure) are geographically and linguistically situated between the Baule, an Akan language group to the east, and the Guro and Gban (Gagu), southern Mande-speaking peoples to the west. Depending upon their proximity to these neighbors, the inhabitants of Yaure villages are either primarily Baule or Mande speaking. The style of their masks reflects artistic borrowings and influences in the region. For example, the characteristic zigzag beard and scalloped hairline that appear on Baule masks are also found on masks from both the Baule and Guro. Masks are the emblems of yu, spirit powers that have human and animal features. Most times the Masks have human face with a surmounted pair of antelope horns on top of the head. Yohure masks are considered very powerful and dangerous objects. Every piece of mask serves a particular purpose. The strong powers of the Yohure masks are used to guide warriors in battle because of its spiritual connections. They must be kept out of sight of women for fear of the effects that the supernatural powers of the Yu spirits may have on them. Yohure villages are led by a council of elders who come from different families. These elders hold great knowledge of the tribe and are very invested in their roots. It is said that each family can trace their roots to an African ancestor. The Yohure’s identity is released through their art. Although they have many artistic abilities, the masks are what sets them apart from other people. Tribe members carve the wood to resemble the Yohure spirits they believe controls the fate of the tribe. When a tribe member dies, members believe throws off the balance of the village. They believe that wearing the mask and paying forms of respect to the spirits will restore balance. As listed above, the Yohure mask is used as a defense in battle. The warrior is thought to connect to the characteristics of the spirit. The positive or negative emotions are thought to guide them in the battle to help the warrior succeed in winning. The Yohure tribe members hold great respect for their masks, as they believe it is a force bigger than themselves.

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Most African masks that were taken from the continent are now in the homes of private collectors and museums. The descendants of these mask makers do not have the privilege of seeing what their ancestors carved. Even though the masks were aesthetically appealing, they were functional to the tribes that used them.

African masks represent ideas that are still relevant today. I am making the most rare and most expensive masks available to new collectors in 3D. 50% of Proceeds will be contributed in setting up an Innovation Hub, in Ghana. This Innovation Hub will be a place where young creatives who are the descendants of these mask makers will come to, to develop their ideas and bring them to fruition using technology. Creatives will receive training material to develop their talents and creative abilities.

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YOHURE MASK

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Sale ends March 6, 2023 at 11:29 AM GMT+0 
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$629.23
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There are approximately 20,000 people in the Yohure tribe inhabits the central region of Ivory Coast. This territory is located between the White and Red Bandama Rivers. The Yaure (also Yohure) are geographically and linguistically situated between the Baule, an Akan language group to the east, and the Guro and Gban (Gagu), southern Mande-speaking peoples to the west. Depending upon their proximity to these neighbors, the inhabitants of Yaure villages are either primarily Baule or Mande speaking. The style of their masks reflects artistic borrowings and influences in the region. For example, the characteristic zigzag beard and scalloped hairline that appear on Baule masks are also found on masks from both the Baule and Guro. Masks are the emblems of yu, spirit powers that have human and animal features. Most times the Masks have human face with a surmounted pair of antelope horns on top of the head. Yohure masks are considered very powerful and dangerous objects. Every piece of mask serves a particular purpose. The strong powers of the Yohure masks are used to guide warriors in battle because of its spiritual connections. They must be kept out of sight of women for fear of the effects that the supernatural powers of the Yu spirits may have on them. Yohure villages are led by a council of elders who come from different families. These elders hold great knowledge of the tribe and are very invested in their roots. It is said that each family can trace their roots to an African ancestor. The Yohure’s identity is released through their art. Although they have many artistic abilities, the masks are what sets them apart from other people. Tribe members carve the wood to resemble the Yohure spirits they believe controls the fate of the tribe. When a tribe member dies, members believe throws off the balance of the village. They believe that wearing the mask and paying forms of respect to the spirits will restore balance. As listed above, the Yohure mask is used as a defense in battle. The warrior is thought to connect to the characteristics of the spirit. The positive or negative emotions are thought to guide them in the battle to help the warrior succeed in winning. The Yohure tribe members hold great respect for their masks, as they believe it is a force bigger than themselves.

3D AFRICAN MASKS collection image

Most African masks that were taken from the continent are now in the homes of private collectors and museums. The descendants of these mask makers do not have the privilege of seeing what their ancestors carved. Even though the masks were aesthetically appealing, they were functional to the tribes that used them.

African masks represent ideas that are still relevant today. I am making the most rare and most expensive masks available to new collectors in 3D. 50% of Proceeds will be contributed in setting up an Innovation Hub, in Ghana. This Innovation Hub will be a place where young creatives who are the descendants of these mask makers will come to, to develop their ideas and bring them to fruition using technology. Creatives will receive training material to develop their talents and creative abilities.

Contract Address0x495f...7b5e
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Token StandardERC-1155
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