Module Twelve, Activity Two Pictures

Sande Masquerades: Teaching Inner and Outer Beauty

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Figure 1 and 2: A Sowei masquerade. This mask is named Muma, or “Unity” and was carved in 1954. Photo by Ruth Phillips

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Figure 3: Sande Masks in the collection of the Fowler Museum of Cultural History, UCLA


Figure 4: Two young students sitting between two Sande officials. Photo by Ruth Phillips.

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Figure 5-7: A playful performance by a Sande masquerader. Photo by Ruth Phillips


Figure 8: Profile of a Sande mask with a snake and bird motif on top of the hairdo.