Yorùbá Wood Mask (gelede)

Title

Yorùbá Wood Mask (gelede)

Subject

Yorùbá People

Description

A "Gelede" mask honors the power of the female forces in the cosmos, especially elderly women. The mask is worn during dancing, singing and drumming. The festival atmosphere encourages women to use their power to promote the well-being of their community.

Source

The Federal Republic of Nigeria

Files

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Citation

“Yorùbá Wood Mask (gelede),” Virtual AARLCC, accessed August 8, 2022, https://browardcountylibrary.omeka.net/items/show/39.