Igbo Agbogo Mmwo polychrome face mask-38.5/24.5 CM. This Igbo African Hand Carved Tribal Mask African Art called Ikorodo in the Nsukka region of southern Nigeria glorifies youth and beauty, thanks to narrow slits for the eyes, a Hand Carved Tribal Mask African Art with sharp features coated in white, traditionally pointed teeth, scarifications and tattoos. The headdress is made up of large braids.
The white color of the gbo-gho-mmwo body refers to ancestral spirits, these Hand Carved Tribal Mask African Art frequently accompanying the deceased during funeral rites. Indeed, mmwo means'spirit of the dead Hand Carved Tribal Mask African Art', especially of young girls, although it is worn by young men in order to honor the spirit of the earth. The Igbo live in the forest in southeastern Nigeria. They managed to associate a deep sense of individuality with an equally strong sense of belonging to the group. Their political system is complex and little known.
The village is the most important social unit, the smallest being the extended family. Each village has a high degree of autonomy and is under the authority of the oldest lineage leader. The religion of the Igbo includes on the one hand the god Chuku, supreme creato.
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