Vintage Toma Mask, Guinea

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The Toma or Loma or Toale are a Sub-Saharan ethnic group, speaking the Toma language numbering 230,000 people. Masks like these were used by the men's secret Poro Society to initiate boys into adulthood. Traditional flat face with horns were created to frighten the boys, to get them ready for manhood. Carved out of single piece of wood, beautiful wall decoration.

Size: 27" x 10" x 3"

Small slits, cracks, scrapes are normal due to the age of the mask.