Monday, February 1, 2016

Mende Masquerade Mural

Location: The Mende village of Foindu in Nongowa Chiefdom
Date: 1969

This picture was found on the wall of a house in the Mende village of Foindu. It depicts a Mende masquerade but I am not sure of its true name - perhaps there is someone out there who may be able to give me the name. 

photo © by Chad Finer

3 comments:

nikiibu said...

Hi Chad. The mural here depicts a "Ngafa Gotii."
In the photo you posted entitled Multiple Masquerades (Wed. 26/03/2016, 8:58 AM) you can (well, barely) see it walking away from the camera, behind the police man. Perhaps you'll find that you've a better shot of this spirit (that's what "ngafa" means) if you go through your S/L photo collection.

nikiibu said...

I was wrong about the date you posted the "Multiple Masquerades" photo. I should've said 2nd March, not 26th March.

sl 68-70 said...

Thanks so much nikiibu