Male Spirit Mask

Male Spirit Mask 2013-07-22T14:59:05+00:00

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Male spirit masks among the Ibo (Igbo) Society of Eastern Nigeria are danced by the middle grades of the Ibo men’s secret society called the “Mmo.”  They perform with more elaborately sculpted maiden spirit masks at annual festivals, mimicking the daily activities of village life.  The goal of their pantomimes is the social control and education of youths and new initiates.

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