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Taï National Park, Côte d'Ivoire - One of few remaining sections of the West African tropical forest, the park features a rich flora, including eleven species of monkeys.

Taï National Park, Côte d'Ivoire - One of few remaining sections of the West African tropical forest, the park features a rich flora, including eleven species of monkeys.

Africa | Mask from the Guro people of the Ivory Coast; by "The master of Bouafle" who is believed to have lived between 1880 and 1930 | Wood and pigment

Africa | Mask from the Guro people of the Ivory Coast; by "The master of Bouafle" who is believed to have lived between 1880 and 1930 | Wood and pigment

Africa | Image from the National Geographic July 1982 publication 'Dan Tribe. Ivory Coast' © Michael and Aubine Kirtley

Africa | Image from the National Geographic July 1982 publication 'Dan Tribe. Ivory Coast' © Michael and Aubine Kirtley

Woman at market - Ivory Coast. Women are often the entrepreneurs of Africa: running marketplace stalls, selling whatever they can to keep their families alive.

Woman at market - Ivory Coast. Women are often the entrepreneurs of Africa: running marketplace stalls, selling whatever they can to keep their families alive.

She just looks like she has a plan to rule the world. By the photographer from Ivory Coast, Joana Choumal

She just looks like she has a plan to rule the world. By the photographer from Ivory Coast, Joana Choumal

Africa | Senufo Wambele Funeral Masks. Ivory Coast. | ©Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher. 1994, Publication "African Ceremonies"

Africa | Senufo Wambele Funeral Masks. Ivory Coast. | ©Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher. 1994, Publication "African Ceremonies"

Emmy DE * Africa | Details of the jewellery worn on the hand of King Bonoua, Ivory Coast.

Emmy DE * Africa | Details of the jewellery worn on the hand of King Bonoua, Ivory Coast.

desert-dreamer: Ivory Coast. Please like http://www.facebook.com/RagDollMagazine and follow @RagDollMagBlog @priscillacita

desert-dreamer: Ivory Coast. Please like http://www.facebook.com/RagDollMagazine and follow @RagDollMagBlog @priscillacita

Western Blue Beauty(Protogoniomorpha cytora).  It is found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo and Benin. The habitat consists of open spaces in primary forests and mature secondary forests.

Western Blue Beauty(Protogoniomorpha cytora). It is found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo and Benin. The habitat consists of open spaces in primary forests and mature secondary forests.

Africa | Zakpai mask from the Dan people | Wooden face with round pierced eyes with metal rings over a red fabric around eyes, protruding pierced lips and attachment of braided coiffure and beard.  ||  Zakpai masks are used to enforce fire prevention. The wearer monitors bonfires and punishes those whose bad practices endangers the village

Africa | Zakpai mask from the Dan people | Wooden face with round pierced eyes with metal rings over a red fabric around eyes, protruding pierced lips and attachment of braided coiffure and beard. || Zakpai masks are used to enforce fire prevention. The wearer monitors bonfires and punishes those whose bad practices endangers the village

Running mask.  Zakpai, Ivory Coast, Dan, 20th c. Fabric covered wood, aluminum rings, fiber, teeth inset with pointed animal claws. Private collection, France.

Running mask. Zakpai, Ivory Coast, Dan, 20th c. Fabric covered wood, aluminum rings, fiber, teeth inset with pointed animal claws. Private collection, France.

Danse Obie dom bie , Aire Akan  © Viviane fortaillier / unfpa-ci    Photographie du livre "Arts au Féminin en Côte d'Ivoire" publié en 2009 par UNFPA-CI aux éditions du cherche midi    Lauréate du festival du Zanzan, à Bondoukou, édition 2008

Danse Obie dom bie , Aire Akan © Viviane fortaillier / unfpa-ci Photographie du livre "Arts au Féminin en Côte d'Ivoire" publié en 2009 par UNFPA-CI aux éditions du cherche midi Lauréate du festival du Zanzan, à Bondoukou, édition 2008

Ebrie Chieftain and his wife in their full traditional regalia at  the celebration of the Ebrie 'Fatchue' or the festival of the generations at Blokosso,Ivory Coast

Ebrie Chieftain and his wife in their full traditional regalia at the celebration of the Ebrie 'Fatchue' or the festival of the generations at Blokosso,Ivory Coast