YORUBA BODY MASKS ARCHIVES, Nigeria

The body masks below have been sold and are left here for educational and research purposes.

 YORUBA 1
SOLD

  

YORUBA 2
SOLD

YORUBA 3
SOLD

 YORUBA 4
SOLD

 YORUBA 5
SOLD

 YORUBA 6
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

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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