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Geh-Naw (Initiation Headdress)

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The geh-naw is an initiation headdress worn by the Chu-den-zo initiation society of the Bassa people in Liberia. The Bassa are a part of Poro society, brought into it by the neighbouring Dei and Kpelle people.

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Kablé (Buffalo Headdress)

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The Tussian (called Tusiã, Tusian, Toussian, and Tusya, in various sources) are a small ethnic group in Burkina Faso. All men and some women within the community must be initiated into the Dó (also called Dou) association....


Ogbodo Enyi (Elephant Spirit Headdress)

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The Izzi Igbo of Nigeria make use of a crest mask, or headdress, called ogbodo enyi, to cleanse each community of evil spirits and distructive elements, and are also used as agents for social control. Enyi meaning either...


Komokun (Beast Headdress)

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The social, economic and spiritual lives of Bamana men, in Southwestern Mali, are governed by a six initiation societies collectively known as dyow (sing. dyo). The six societies are n’domo, kòmò, nama, kono, chi wara...


Mabuh (Running Headdress)

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The various kingdoms in the North-West Province of the Cameroon Grassfields (including Nso, Kom, Bafut, Baui and Bamenda) are governed by a a central fon (king) and the Kwifon (also called Kwifoyn, Kwi’fo, Ngumba or Ngwerong...


Tu Ngünga (Funerary Headdress)

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Among the many kingdoms (fondom) of the Cameroon Grassfields, the central fon (chief) and a number of secret societies are responsible for the social rule of each kingdom. The Nsorro military society consists of male members...