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dec 30, 1900 - Aka elephant mask

Description:

19th to 20th century CE
Wood, woven raffia, cloth and beads
Bamileke (Cameroon, western grassfields region)
• Danced by members of Kuosi society (elephant)
• Masquerade performed in honor of the king and bring social harmony
• Part of an elaborate costume- red fethered headdress,
• Believed the fon (king) could transform into an elephant

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Kailee Keiser

Date:

dec 30, 1900
Now
~ 118 years ago

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