Photographs © Hamill Gallery
OKOROSHI OJO MASK 51
19" high x 11.5" wide x 18" deep
Igbo Okoroshi masks are earthly manifestations of the Owu waterspirit cult, worn during the six week rainy season. Okoroshi Oma are white-faced, pretty and represent women. Okoroshi Ojo are black, ugly and male. Together they represent the dualities of good/evil, female/male, white clouds/dark rain clouds, beauty/distortion, delicate features/large misshapen features, village/wilderness,order/chaos, clarity/mystery.
----Igbo, by Herbert Cole.
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