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Traditional Inspired Architecture In Africa, What Should We Do To Help? - Properties - Nigeria

Traditional Inspired Architecture In Africa, What Should We Do To Help?

Africa | Propped by rubble, logs, and faith, a family compound at Yenndouma, Mali, clings to a rock face. (National Geographic, 1969)

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Asamu, Died circa 1970 Artist: Falola Edun, born 1900 Helmet Mask with Two Male Figures and a Pangolin  mid-20th century Wood, pigment, and nails Overall: 35 x 35 x 30 cm (13 3/4 x 13 3/4 x 11 13/16 in.) Gift of Ellen and Stephen Susman, B.A. 1962 2004.60.1 Gelede masks are made in pairs and danced by men during a celebration honoring elder women and ancestors, fostering social cohesion and harmony, and providing entertainment.  The “mothers” are believed to have both positive and negative…

Asamu, Died circa 1970 Artist: Falola Edun, born 1900 Helmet Mask with Two Male Figures and a Pangolin mid-20th century Wood, pigment, and nails Overall: 35 x 35 x 30 cm (13 3/4 x 13 3/4 x 11 13/16 in.) Gift of Ellen and Stephen Susman, B.A. 1962 2004.60.1 Gelede masks are made in pairs and danced by men during a celebration honoring elder women and ancestors, fostering social cohesion and harmony, and providing entertainment. The “mothers” are believed to have both positive and negative…

Mask for Gelede (Igi) attributed to Idowu Olalaiye Yoruba Ota Awori region Nigeria Early-Mid 20th century Wood and Kaolin

Mask for Gelede (Igi) attributed to Idowu Olalaiye Yoruba Ota Awori region Nigeria Early-Mid century Wood and Kaolin

Nigeria, carved wooden mask placed on mound of earth. Mask surmounted by figure which appears to represent adult female carrying young child, smaller figure [child?] standing at her side. Single-storey thatched-roof building in background. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

Nigeria, carved wooden mask placed on mound of earth. Mask surmounted by figure which appears to represent adult female carrying young child, smaller figure [child?] standing at her side. Single-storey thatched-roof building in background. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

Nigeria, study of carved wooden mask with figure on top. Figure represents adult female carrying young children. Section-view of thatched-roof building in background. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

Full: Front Nigeria, study of carved wooden mask with figure on top. Section-view of thatched-roof building in background. © The Trustees of the British Museum

EKET MASK, NIGERIA from the Collection of Johan Henau, Anvers

EKET MASK, NIGERIA from the Collection of Johan Henau, Anvers

Africa | 'Gelede' or 'Efe' helmet mask from the Yoruba people of Nigeria / Benin | Wood, pigment | ca. prior to 1963

'Gelede' or 'Efe' helmet mask from the Yoruba people of Nigeria / Benin

Yoruba Epa (Oloko) Helmet Mask, Nigeria http://www.imodara.com/post/103415776439/nigeria-yoruba-epa-ancestor-mask-oloko-leopard

Yoruba Epa (Oloko) Helmet Mask, Nigeria http://www.imodara.com/post/103415776439/nigeria-yoruba-epa-ancestor-mask-oloko-leopard

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