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Mahen Yafe ('Head of the Chief' Head)


In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Portuguese traders called the populations that lived along coastal Sierra Leone Sapi. The Sapi, which now includes the Sherbro, Temne, and others of the West Atlantic language group, once lived in...

Ndoli Jowei (Sande Sowei Helmet Mask)


The social, economic and spiritual lives of Mende men and women in Sierra Leone are governed by a number of secret initiation societies of which the primary societies are the male Poro (meaning ‘no end’ or...