Gelede masks, such as this one, are worn by male yoruba dancers at festivals honoring the women of the community, living and dead, especially the powerful great mothers, including both the elderly women of the community and the ancestors of yoruba society the gelede performances entertain and educate, and document elements of everyday life, such as the woman’s head tie in this example. Gelede masks, to protect man from witches in the southwestern corner of yorubaland, among the ketu, shaki, ohero-ljo, anago, ifonyin, annori and egbado yoruba, there is a program of sculpture, dance and dress called efe and gelede. The gelede masks are also a way to send messages of compassion, of solidarity, of insult or joke the man and the woman who distinguished themselves by their wisdom and loyalty to the group are the custodians of the masks.
Yoruba artist gelede mask nigeria, early 20th century carved and painted wood 8 w × 14 d × 185 h in (20 × 36 × 47 cm) provenance: the 24 collection, miami condition work shows discoloration and wear associated with age and materials used. Gelede mask dancing category travel & events show more show less loading advertisement autoplay when autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next up next. This mask called gelede, is part of the rituals of a male initiation society, celebrated before the rainy season the mask represents a woman, with a positive/negative ambivalent character.
Gelede masks are often decorated with animals or other motifs on top this one has an abstract hairstyle the yoruba are known to apply colorful pigments to the facial features, too red, white and blue pigments are applied in layers here. Gelede é originalmente uma forma de sociedade secreta feminina de caráter religioso existente nas sociedades tradicionais yorubas expressa o poder feminino sobre a fertilidade da terra, a procriação e o bem estar da comunidade. Offered by scott mccue yoruba tribal gelede mask with ears, nigeria, early to mid-20th century early yoruba gelede mask with nice age, of lightweight wood with traces of black pigments, wear, cracks and old repairs a sweet face framed by wide beard and superstructure which includes stylized long. One mask that is very important to the yoruba people of nigeria is the gelede mask the yoruba are an ethnic group which is located in southwestern and north-central nigeria, as well as in the republic of benin and togo.
The gelede masquerade consists of nighttime (efe) and daytime (gelede) performances, with different masks worn for each event in the example here the masculinity of the efe mask is represented in the flat, vertically striped, abstracted beard. Africa | mask gelede from the yoruba people of nigeria | wood | gelede is a society exclusively for men in the southwest they used to send their masks to all the villages around in order to increase fertility and to repel harm. Many gelede masks depict animals that serve as metaphors for human actions and attributes as well as illustrations of popular proverbs and songs that often accompany the mask's appearance. His gelede masks typically show the calm face of a woman surmounted by a statement about wealth, status, and modernity on this contemporary mask ( fig 37 ) the serenity of a woman’s face contrasts with the vitality and modernity of the superstructure. The first main section in the international slavery museum, 'life in west africa', introduces the continent as the birthplace of human culture and civilisations this gallery shows something of african cultural achievements before the arrival of europeans and the start of the transatlantic slave.
Yoruba, nigeria, gelede wood mask dimensions: 135 x 725 x 75 processing and shipping within the continental us $4500 plus 15% replacement cost insurance. Find great deals on ebay for gelede mask shop with confidence. The gelede cult pays homage to the power of elderly women who ensure the fertility and well-being of the community, but who are also held responsible for human barrenness and death the mask festivals called efe/geledeare celebrated among the subgroups of the southwestern yorubaland it is usually held between march an.
In african dance: the cultural position of dance at the height of the gelede ritual festival in the ketu-yoruba villages of nigeria and benin at midnight the mask dramatically appears to the expectant community, its wearer uttering potent incantations to placate witches. Gelede mask, afro-brazilian museum, sao paulo 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 [1. The gelede mask a mask could have different meanings, it could be a form of disguise, or something worn over the face to hide ones identity, but there’s more to a mask. This old piece is a gelede mask from the yoruba tribe of nigeria it has considerable antiquity is a forehead mask, there are no eyeholes the face is relatively small and low, with large almond-shaped eyes, a small, flat nose and straight, parted lips.
International festival of masks and the arts festima dedougou burkina faso by anthony pappone find this pin and more on yoruba | gelede headdresses by ìmọ̀ dára photographer anthony pappone recently documented festima (festival international des masques et des arts de dédougou), a festival of masks that takes place every other year in the city of dédougou. Yoruba gelede mask, nigeria height: 12 in (305 cm) estimate 15,000 — 25,000 print good condition for an object of this type and age four cracks to proper left side of the mask extending from edge into coiffure watch live auctions, manage your account, sign up for updates, share your favourites, create wishlists and more. 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 mothers this mask has very particular characteristic similar to other masks from the area known as apasa masks they usually have vertical ears and a fringe b. Gelede masks are composed of two parts: the head and the superstructure the head is the abstracted and idealized feminine face its expression is serene, demonstrating the timelessness of the spirit world.
Gelede masks are danced by a village association of yoruba men in an attempt to placate the spiritual power of elderly women female dancers at a gelede ceremony junge taenzerinnen bei einer gelede zeremonie gelede festival in ketou benin, masked people have a competition with music and dance against other villages. Museum of natural and cultural history about planning your visit exhibits education & events placeholder text. Gelede masks are worn by male yoruba dancers at festivals to honor the women of the community it celebrates powerful great mothers, such as the elderly women of the community and the women ancestors of yoruba society.