Yoruba Gelede Mask

$35,000.00Price

The Geledespectacle of the Yoruba tribe is a public display of colorful masks,which combine art, poetry, and ritual dance to appease the aje, or "mothers" who control fertility, life and the death of children in the tribe.  The masks are more akin to a headdress and are worn with a costume comprising layers of elaborate, colorful cloth. Circa 1915.

  • Culture

    Yoruba

  • Region

    Nigeria

  • Media

    Wood, Paint

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