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Vintage Mende Helmet Mask
Vintage Mende Helmet Mask
Vintage Mende Helmet Mask
Vintage Mende Helmet Mask

Bleu Furniture

Vintage Mende Helmet Mask

£850.00

Representing female water spirits, the masks have an idealized female face whose aesthetic reflects religious and philosophical ideals. The design of the facial features conforms to strict conventions and has symbolic content. The masks are carved by men, but danced by women. This is unusual in Africa. 

Cc1940’s Sierra Leone