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  • Bassa tribe- helmet style mask for men's secret Poro society

  • Liberia

  • Wood

  • 15" high

  • Circa 1930s

  • #J1110

  • SOLD


Poro Society is a secret men's society in which young boys are isolated from their mothers for long periods and are taught respect, loyalty and all of the other values and skills they will need in preparation for their future life. The Poro society is a common connecting thread running through many of the tribes in this part of Africa.