Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire)

The Guere, or Ngere, live in the forests of the western frontier of the Ivory Coast. They share numerous customs and beliefs with the Wobe tribe whom together create the We alliance, whose name means "men who easily forgive". Confederations govern the tribes - the largest is the warrior confederation which is led by a military cheif, who also acts as a civil authority. The family unit plays an important role in We social life. Each is led by a patriarch, revered for his wisdom and wealth, who supervises the clan's life - he organizes weddings, settles conflicts and influences religious life.

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GUERE Face Masks

GUERE Stone Figures/Statues