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Africa | Mask Ensemble of the Kuosi Society Member. Bamileke people, Cameroon | ca. 19th - 20th century | Fabric, monkey fur, glass beads, feathers, reeds, string, horsetail, ivory

Elaborate Mask Ensemble of the Kuosi Society, Bamileke people, Cameroon

"Wearing a mask made of twigs, cardboard, and beeswax, this youth [in Zambia] — part of a coming-of-age ceremony — is dressed as one of the ancestral characters known as Likishi," Galembo is quoted as saying by National Geographic.

Portraits Of Africa's Amazing Masquerade

ZAMBIA “Wearing a mask made of twigs, cardboard, and beeswax, this youth—part of a coming-of-age ceremony—is dressed as one of the ancestral characters known as Likishi,” says photographer Phyllis Galembo.

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