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Mask - Wood - Yoruba - Nigeria

Yoruba (Gèlèdè) Helmet Mask, Nigeria Among the Yoruba, masks are crafted following the same principle: a face with a scene on the top. "The society of the Gèlèdè is structured around the "mothers” who gather at night. The "mothers” are supposed to turn into birds and can be invited by souls to examine the eventual problems of the community... more

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