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Bamileke mask (N° 23065)

These masks extended with heavy embroidered panels were worn by high-ranking members of Bamileke society. The central part depicting a head is surmounted by a wickerwork tiara trimmed with textile, decorated with zoomorphic motifs. Exhibited on the occasion of the funerals of certain warriors, the wearer waved their ears and simulated the charge of the elephant, the animal that this mask symbolized.
br /> Bamileke society had several initiatory associations including the mwola and the komiyo, these are the societies from which the men authorized to wear these masks come.

It is on the occasion of the elephant dance, tso, that members of the Kuosi, Kwosi society , wore impressive feathered headdresses. They were worn over a multi-colored costume consisting of a large beaded mask with large circular ears, mbap mteng, a cloth fabric, ndop, adorned with monkey fur and a leopard print belt. These dances were performed during festive ceremonies and funerals.  

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OriginEx-collection française
Material(s)wood, vannerie, perles et textile
Height cm174
Width60 cm
Weight5.90 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

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