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Sierra Leone cloths of prodigious lengths, known as kpokpo, would hang at important occasions such as state ceremonies and funerals as striking displays of wealth and social position.

Kpokpo, Sierra Leone cloths of prodigious lengths, would hang at important occasions such as state ceremonies and funerals as striking displays of wealth and social position.

Africa  A Mende person wears the costume of the female demon Sowei in Sierra Leone  Image and caption  Charles and Josette Lenars

Mende person wearing costume of female demon "Sowei", Sierra Leone © Charles & Josette Lenars

Africa | Kpokpo cloth (aka. country cloth or Kondi gula in Mende) from the Mende people of Sierra Leone | Cotton; woven into strips on a tripod loom  then sewn together | Pre 1960

country cloth or Kondi gula in Mende) from the Mende people of Sierra Leone. Cotton woven into strips on a tripod loom then sewn together.

Map of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Map / Geography of Sierra Leone / Map of Sierra Leone .

Africa | A performing 'Ndoli jowei'.  Sande society of the Mende people of Sierra Leone. | Image taken from ~ Representing Women Sande Masquerades of the Mende of Sierra Leone;  Ruth B. Phillips; page 104

Sierra Leone performing 'Ndoli jowei', Sande society of the Mende people. Image taken from "Representing Women Sande Masquerades of the Mende of Sierra Leone", Ruth B.

Sierra Leone Country Cloth #African #globalstyle #globaltextile

Mende there remains an even smaller number of robes from the same region tailored from the elaborately patterned kpoikpoi cloths for which Sierra Leone weavers were so notable.

Money in Sierra Leone

dosent really remind me of anything. But it is nice to see the currency in other countries especially one that you are trying to gain knowledge about.

Display cloth/hanging, Mende or Vai peoples, Sierra Leone, early C20th. William Itter Collection, USA.

Display cloth/hanging, Mende or Vai peoples, Sierra Leone, early William Itter Collection, USA.

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.

Africa | Cotton hammock from the Mende or Sherbro people of Sierra Leone | Woven on the man's double-heddle loom of hand-spun yarn in weft-faced strips about 9"/23cm wide, with small areas of float weave and supplementary weft patterns | Beving Collection.

Africa | Cotton hammock from the Mende or Sherbro people of Sierra Leone | Woven on the man's double-heddle loom of hand-spun yarn in weft-faced strips about 9"/23cm wide, with small areas of float weave and supplementary weft patterns | Beving Collection.

Africa, Sierra Leone  Sande Society Mask, 20th century  wood, raffia.  This mask from the Sande Society in Sierra Leone was worn by a mature woman as part of an initiation ceremony for young girls entering adulthood. The mask represents the ideal of womanhood and feminine beauty among Mende women.

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.

Masque casque Sowei Sande - Mende Gola - Sierra Leone | eBay

Masque casque Sowei Sande - Mende Gola - Sierra Leone

Masque casque Sowei Sande - Mende Gola - Sierra Leone | eBay

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