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Africa | Mask (Banda) from the Nalu peoples, Niger River region, Guinea. | Wood, paint | 19th - 20th century | The raffia and textile attachments that can be seen on this mask have been reconstructed in 1995. | In contemporary Baga society, the Banda performer, invariably a young man, carries the wooden headdress on top of his head. Attached to the underside of the headdress is a large raffia cape that covers the dancers face and extends to his knees.

Guinea Niger River region Nalu people mask, banda, of wood & paint, C. The Banda performer (a young man) wears the headdress on top of his head. Attached to its underside, a large raffia cape covers the dancer's face and extends to his knees.