The Hornbill Calao bird to the initiates of the Poro society is known as the porpianong or "child of the poro" and were kept in a sacred grove where rites took place. According to their creation myth, it was one of the first animals on earth, together with the snake, chamelion, tortoise & crocodile.
The hornbill was the first animal to be killed for food. The long beak symbolizes the sexual organ and the bulbous belly, a pregnant woman. Being a creature of both heaven and earth, the bird is a link to their ancestors. New listing Mask Wood Hand Masque Mbole/Yela mask 538. Gouro Gyela mask read from Zaouli dance handmade 342.
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