Toma Landai Post

5564

$189.00

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Toma
ITEM #:
5564
ETHNICITY:
Toma
ORIGIN:
Guinea
TOMA LANDAI POST:
These posts relate to the often quite large, Toma masks, which represent the forest spirit known as Landai.

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African Art

ITEM #:
5564
ETHNICITY:
Toma
ORIGIN:
Guinea
MEDIUM:
Wood.
DIMENSIONS:
19″ Tall  (48.3 cm)
CONDITION:
Good.


African Art

PROVENANCE:
Private Estate Collection – California, USA.


African Art

CATALOGUE NOTE:
These posts relate to the often quite large, Toma masks, which represent the forest spirit known as Landai.  They were used by the men’s Poro Society in the initiation ceremonies of boys into manhood.  The posts were typically personal items and were kept within households.


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