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female initiation mask, Sierra Leone, 1800-1900



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female initiation mask, Sierra Leone, 1800-1900

Mende Mask, carved wood; made to fit over the head, helmet-wise; the lower rim, in front, is pierced to hold a fringe of grass or hair. Above the rim, in front is a small face with cicatrisation marks (the eye slits are complete perforations)

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Media ID 6048416

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15"x10" (38x25cm) Metal Print

Experience the rich cultural heritage of Sierra Leone with our stunning Metal Prints from Media Storehouse. This exquisite piece showcases a traditional Mende Initiation Mask, dating back to the 1800-1900 era. Carved from wood, this intricately designed mask is a testament to the artistic craftsmanship of Nottingham City Photos. The helmet-like structure is adorned with piercings for a fringe of grass or hair, adding to its authenticity and allure. Bring the history and beauty of this female initiation mask into your home or office with our high-quality Metal Prints, a perfect addition to any space for those who appreciate world art and cultural diversity.

Your image is printed photographically and bonded to a 3.5mm thick, Dibond board (black polyethylene sandwiched between two sheets of white coated aluminium). The panel is then sealed with a gloss protective covering. Supplied complete with a wall mount which holds the print 10mm from the wall.

Made with durable metal and luxurious printing techniques, metal prints bring images to life and add a modern touch to any space

Estimated Product Size is 25.4cm x 38.1cm (10" x 15")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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This print showcases a remarkable female initiation mask from Sierra Leone, dating back to the 19th century. Crafted by skilled artisans, this Mende Mask was specifically designed to fit over the head like a helmet. The lower rim of the mask features intricate piercings that hold a fringe of grass or hair, adding an element of texture and movement. At the forefront of this unique piece is a small face adorned with cicatrisation marks, showcasing the rich cultural traditions and practices of the Mende people. These marks symbolize beauty and identity within their society. Notably, the eye slits on this mask are complete perforations, allowing for clear visibility during ceremonial dances. The significance of this mask lies in its role in female initiation ceremonies. It represents an important rite of passage for young women as they transition into adulthood within their community. Through dance and performance, these masks play an integral part in connecting individuals with ancestral spirits and invoking blessings for personal growth and prosperity. Made entirely out of carved wood, every detail on this stunning artifact speaks volumes about African craftsmanship and artistic expression. Its presence serves as a testament to Africa's rich cultural heritage while also highlighting Nottingham City Photos' commitment to preserving such invaluable pieces for future generations to appreciate and learn from.

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