• Sande society dancers, Tuiyor, Fiama Chiefdom, Kono District
  • Mural depicting Manga Sewa, Falaba, Solimana Chiefdom, Koinadugu District
  • Ruins of the 'slave fort' on Bunce Island in the Sierra Leone River
  • Ndoli jowei and elders, Moyambawo, Kori Chiefdom, Moyamba District
  • Plantain Island, site of slave barracoons associated with John Newton, author of 'Amazing Grace'
  • Members of the Firestone community, Mountain Cut, Freetown
  • Mathoma masquerade, National Dance Troupe of Sierra Leone
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Sowei Mask


SLNM.1993.04.05
Sierra Leone National Museum

Carved wooden helmet mask used by the exclusively female Sande (Mende) or Bondo/Bundu (Temne) societies. The mask is traditionally worn by a high-ranking member of ...[more]

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