MAKONDE BODY MASKS ARCHIVES, Tanzania

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MAKONDE 1 SOLD

MAKONDE 2 SOLD

MAKONDE 3 SOLD

MAKONDE 4
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MAKONDE 5 SOLD

MAKONDE 6 SOLD

MAKONDE 7
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MAKONDE 14 SOLD

YORUBA 1
SOLD

YORUBA 2
SOLD

MAKONDE 1
SOLD

MAKONDE 8
SOLD

MAKONDE 9
SOLD

MAKONDE 10
SOLD

MAKONDE 11
SOLD

MAKONDE 13
SOLD

MAKONDE 15
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Photographs © Tim Hamill

MAKONDE, BODY MASKS, Tanzania

Male Makonde dancers, taking the role of a woman in a ceremonial ritual would, in addition to a helmet mask, wear a female body mask. Carved thin, painted, tied onto the torso and combined with a mimicry of female movements the bodymasks created an effective illusion.

YORUBA, BODY MASKS, Nigeria

Like the Makonde, male Yoruba dancers, taking the role of a woman in a ceremonial ritual would sometimes, in addition to a mask or headdress, wear a female body mask. Carved thin, painted, tied onto the torso and combined with a mimicry of female movements the bodymasks created an effective illusion.

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