African Mask Mende Helmet

African Mask

Mende Helmet Mask
21 inches tall, 14 inches across
Approx. Forty years old
Excellent condition: $600.00

The mask is found in the female-only “Sande Society” of Sierra Leone and Liberia. The Sande Society is responsible for teaching young women tribal skills and knowledge. The society is also responsible for enforcing the laws that are passed down from the female ancestors. Even the Chief must obey the laws of the Sande Society.

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