Toma Landai Mask Guinea

$295.00

Product sku SY01A

Description

These brooding often quite large masks represent a forest spirit Landai. They were used by the men's Poro Society to initiate boys into manhood. The masks in what was often a frightening ritual for the boys would symbolically swallow the boy who would then re-emerge as a man. The masks were worn with a large raffia costume. Most have a flat face the traditional beaked nose jaws of teeth protruding brow and horns.

Dimensions
Length 10 in
Depth 8 in
Height 20 in

Quantity 1 in stock

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