Mama masks

Mama mask

The Mama people, from Nigeria, are known for their typical, extremely abstract dance crests in the forms of the heads of free-roaming bovids (bush cow or buffalo, with short, round horns) or of antelopes (with long horns). The members of their male society perform dances, wearing these masks and full body costumes, for the fertility of the fields.

Mama mask
Mama mask
Mama masks
Mama masks