Toma Post - Guinea
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Toma Post - Guinea

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ITEM #:
5564
ETHNIC GROUP:
Toma
REGION OF ORIGIN:
Guinea
MATERIAL:
Wood.
SIZE:
19" (48.3 cm) Tall
CONDITION:
Good.



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.