These masks are worn by senior female officials, sowei, of a society known as Sande among the Mende, (Bundu among Vai, Temne, and Bassa). - stock photo
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These masks are worn by senior female officials, sowei, of a society known as Sande among the Mende, (Bundu among Vai, Temne, and Bassa).

These masks are worn by senior female officials, sowei, of a society known as Sande among the Mende, (Bundu among Vai, Temne, and Bassa). The only known female use of wooden masks in sub-Saharan Africa, they depict an idealised view of feminine beauty and morals taught to girls during initiation. Country of Origin: Sierra Leone. Culture: Mende. Date / Period: 20th C. Material Size: Wood. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive / Private Collection. Location: 38.

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Heritage Images / Werner Forman Archive 2

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2890 x 4134 pixels

Print Size @ 300 dpi
10 x 14 inches / 24 x 35 cm

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