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Daguno Mask Portraying Pregnant Girl

Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher1993

African Ceremonies

African Ceremonies
Friday Harbor, United States

Through comedic antics, this mask instructs the crowd on the importance of respecting the taboo of pregnancy out of wedlock. A major objective of the rituals is to eliminate the negative aspects of female power and replace them with the benevolent ones of fecundity, maternity and well-being

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  • Title: Daguno Mask Portraying Pregnant Girl
  • Creator: Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher
  • Date: 1993
  • Location: Benin
  • Copyright: copyright Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

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