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Màscara facial nwantantay per a danses rituals

Nwantantay face mask

Nwantantay face masks represent water spirits. They are used in dances involving acrobatic steps for a variety of occasions, such as market days, farming festivals, funerary rituals or initiation ceremonies. They are the work of blacksmiths, who, according to Bwa tradition, act as intermediaries between the god Do and men. They also hold many other ritual responsibilities such as circumcision and …