TOMA POSTS, Guinea

  

TOMA
Post 2
16.5" high
$400

TOMA
Post 6
32.5" high
$300

TOMA
Post 7
17" high
$300



The posts below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

 

 TOMA
Post 3
SOLD

 

 TOMA
Post 4
SOLD

 

 TOMA
Post 5
SOLD

 TOMA
Post 1
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

TOMA, POSTS, Guinea

These posts relate to the brooding, often quite large, masks of the Toma, representing a forest spirit, Landai. They were used by the men's Poro Society to initiate boys into manhood. Like the masks most of the posts have a flat face, the traditional beaked nose, protruding brow and horns.

In spite of their appearance, we believe these posts were carved for the collecting market.

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