Yoruba Headdress from Nigeria

Tribe: Yoruba                    Country: Nigeria                    Object: Headdress                    Height: 10″

Meant to educate and inspire, masks like these are created to show the power the Yoruba women hold. Worn and created by men, the masks come in all shapes and sizes. The dancers dress themselves in colorful, elaborate costumes and place the headdresses on top of their heads, faces covered by a veil to hide their identity. The dancers vigorously move to the beat of drums while singing and putting on a spectacular performance in honor of the women in their lives.

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