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Wooden mask of Sande Society from Mende people


Wooden mask of the Sande Society from the Mende people of Sierra Leone. The Sande mask is the only mask worn by women in Africa. Most societies are for men and their masks are all worn by men. This mask represents the ideal of feminine beauty for the Mende people.

Creator: Mende

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

Object ID:E8014

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