Ekoi leather head - Nigeria

Ekoi leather head - Nigeria

Regular price €450.00 Sale

Impressive wooden Ekoi head covered with leather and human hair

The heads and skin-covered helmet-masks are unique in Africa. Earlier skins of slaves, later skins of antelopes, were used. The elaborate trading network along the river formerly involved the selling of rights to Ngbe and other associations, including the right to perform their various masquerades. 

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