Antique African Wooden Yoruba Mask
9.5"W x 11"D x 19.5"H - Africa - Wood
This painted mask hails from western Nigeria and was created by the Yoruba people. It was typically worn during a tradition known as Gelede. Gelede honors the elderly women of their community who ensure the fertility and well-being of the community. Worn by veiled dancers, these masks represent a composed female face, exuding calmness and patience.