Helm masker - Hout - Bundu / Sowei - Mende - Sierra Leone / Liberia

Omschrijving
Helm masker - Hout - Bundu / Sowei - Mende - Sierra Leone / Liberia
Goed

Provenance:
- Private collection, UK

The women's Sande, or Bundu, society, which is found in Liberia and Sierra Leone, traditionally initiated girls into womanhood by preparing them for marriage, family life, and participation in the women's sphere of community life. When they were deemed to be ready, the high-ranking teacher and society leader introduced them to the community as adult women. On this occasion, each leader wore a voluminous raffia fiber costume and a wooden helmet mask that embodied sowei, the water spirit and guardian deity of the Sande society. In most societies, only men are entitled to carve or wear masks. The exception is the Sande helmet mask: although carved by men, it is worn exclusively by women.

The sculpture will be shipped via express courier with track and trace, fully insured.
1-3 days delivery within Europe. 2-5 days delivery to USA.

Kavelgegevens
Object
Helm masker
Inheemse naam van het object
Bundu / Sowei
Etnische groep / cultuur
Mende
Regio / land
Sierra Leone / Liberia
Materiaal
Hout
Staat
Goed
Verkocht met standaard
Nee
Afmetingen
36×23×20 cm
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