YORUBA GELEDE HEADDRESS 23

Photographs © Tim Hamill

YORUBA
GELEDE MASK 23
8" high
$350

Despite its appearance this Gelede mask was probably made to be sold.

Gelede, a male association, uses the aesthetic power of sculpture, costume, song and dance to placate and please women, who have special spiritual power. Often with elaborate superstructures, the headdresses appear as identical pairs in the dances.

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