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África | Sande Society Máscara del pueblo Mende de Sierra Leona | Madera y rafia | Siglo 19

Sierra Leone Mende people Sande Society wood & raffia mask, worn by an adult woman at the initiation ceremonies for girls entering adulthood, representing the ideal of Mende womanhood and of feminine beauty.

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Sierra Leone - Mende Sowei Mask (Toledo Museum of Art) -Ndoli jowei (“Sowei who…

Mende female helmet mask (Zogbe)    The Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts, Research and Cultural Collections, University of Birmingham

Mende female helmet mask (Zogbe) The Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts, Research and Cultural Collections, University of Birmingham

Contextual photo, Bundu mask. Sande Society, Mende peoples (West African forests of Sierra Leone and Liberia). 19th to 20th century C.E. Wood, cloth, and fiber.

Sande Society, Mende peoples (West African forests of Sierra Leone and Liberia). Wood, cloth, and fiber.

Mende costume of female demon Sowei, Sierra Leone, Africa image: Charles & Josette Lenars

Africa | Helmet mask "sowei" from the Mende people of Sierra Leone | Wood, metal and plant fiber

Sierra Leone Mende people helmet mask, sowei, of wood, metal and plant fibre.

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