Sunday, April 5, 2009

Mende Trumpet

                       double click on any of these photos to enlarge

                 Closeup of the carved, ivory horn used to announce the arrival of a paramount chief. This photo was taken near the Panguma Area north of Kenema in 1969-70 at the dedication of the Catholic Mission Hospital there

      In this photo - Paramount Chief Foray Vangahun (of Kenema) is passing by with his hornblower announcing this passage. Taken near Kenema in 1969. 

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