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Mende Womanhood Bundu Mask

Mende Womanhood Bundu Mask

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Bundu masks were created in the 19th and 20th centuries in Sierra Leone. They were crafted by men, but worn by women during Sande Society initiation masquerades. These masks represent the importance of women in Mende society, as well as the emphasis on adhering to the ideal of a young woman. They portray the culture’s concept of aesthetic beauty and spiritual identity by partaking in ceremonies that bring girls into womanhood.

This one is a wonderful example and surprisingly light to handle.

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