Photographs © Tim Hamill
TOMA, POST 5, 64.5", $600, Guinea, SOLD
These posts relate to the brooding, often quite large, masks of the Toma, representing a forest spirit, Landai. They were used by the men's Poro Society to initiate boys into manhood. Like the masks most of the posts have a flat face, the traditional beaked nose, protruding brow and horns.
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