Yoruba gelede mask, late 19th or early 20th century wood, pigment, 11 3/4 x 9 1/4 x 12 in (298 x 235 x 305 cm) brooklyn museum, museum expedition. The gẹlẹdẹ spectacle of the yoruba is a public display by colorful masks which combines art and ritual dance to amuse, educate and inspire worship gelede. Gelede masks are still made in southern benin they are exported to cuba and brazil in particular apart from curios, it is interesting to consider. The gelede spectacle of the yoruba & fon is a public display by colorful masks which combines art and ritual dance to amuse, educate and. Some say that the gelede tradition stemmed from some decisions made by yemoja – the orisa (deity) who is considered to be the mother of all.
Collector spotlight: hartmut brie 2016 gelede (yoruba) animal masks tiermasken masques d'animaux. This remarkable piece is an exceptional “gelede” mask from the yoruba of nigeria it is designed along traditional lines, as a large helmet mask with a high . Yoruba mask from gelede ritual society polychromy, dry patina and maternity representation. It is in the gelede that puppets emerge as either stationary or jointed figures mounted atop masks or, in some cases, body puppets representing birds or animals.
Gelede masks are only worn by men the purpose of the gelede festival is to appease witches who are known as 'mothers', and also honor the creative and. Description gelede headdresses (not masks as these sit on the head and not across the face) are one of the few among the yoruba to celebrate female forces. Gelede masker resting during performance, egbado-yoruba, nigeria, 1971 are renowned for an elaborate masked performance tradition known as gelede. Gelede masks, to protect man from witches in the southwestern corner of yorubaland, among the ketu, shaki, ohero-ljo, anago, ifonyin, annori and egbado. Paper insists that in appreciating the african mask, its physical man using gelede mask begins the process of mediation between the living.
Travel to benin and enjoy festivals voodoo, a traditional religion on the gulf of guinea gelede, egun, zangbeto: spectacular dancing masks. The gelede mask below has been vetted as authentic, with evidence of the gelede masks below have all been vetted as authentic, made for tribal use. Of the nigeria/benin republic border, there are gelede masquerades as well as oyo carved headpieces (masks) may be fixed to the costume so that they rest. Masks the gelede society honors the creative and potentially destructive powers of women, especially elderly women (referred to as “our mothers” and.
This somewhat idiosyncratic wooden headdress used in yoruba gelede ritual dances balances drewal (1974) identifies gelede masks according to colour. The mask itself is one the specialist describes as 'a very classic yoruba style it would have been used in a gelede performance, a ritual display. Efe/gelede festivals where such masks appeared were held in the spring masks came out on the first night of the festival to the sounds of songs praising our. Yoruba gelede mask nigeria the yoruba are a large ethno-linguistic group or ethnic nation in africa the majority of them speak the yoruba language the. Explore pablo berrios's board yoruba | gelede masks on pinterest | see more ideas about cowls, hair style and headdress.
Yoruba gelede mask you are here: nigeria yoruba people yoruba gelede mask details: yoruba gelede mask sku: afm75 yoruba people, nigeria. Gelede mask webx the yoruba peoples are found in the west african countries of nigeria and benin they consist of many distinct ethnicities,. You are here taxidermy, european, african and islamic arts an african carved wooden gelede mask, yoruba, nigeria, 20th c.
Gelede is a celebration that involves dance, the arts, and music from all if you notice below the picture shows an example of a gelede mask that is worn by the .