Baga Nimba Shoulder Mask

Baga Nimba Shoulder Mask 2013-07-22T15:01:44+00:00

Project Description

This heavy wooden mask, from the Baga of Guinea, is placed over the shoulders of the dancer whose only line of sight is through the small square hole carved between the breasts.  A grass skirt is tied below the breasts and around the waist to conceal the dancer’s identity.  The headdress is used by the Simo Secret Society during ceremonies after the rice harvest.

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