Tunic for Elephant Mask Bamileke People Cameroon Elephant Mask and Tunic 20th Century Cloth, beads and fur Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arlan Rosenbloom T-78-1-A and B The Bamileke elephant mask and costume wrapper belong to the kuosi society, once a warrior association, now an organization comprising of wealthy and accomplished men.
Africa | Mask Ensemble of the Kuosi Society Member. Bamileke people, Cameroon | ca. 19th - 20th century | Fabric, monkey fur, glass beads, feathers, reeds, string, horsetail, ivory
Mendi girl, Papua New Guinea
Image from the publication Man As Art: New Guinea. Malcolm Kirk Photographs
Africa | Kuosi (Elephant Mask) Society Costume. Cameroon | Fabric, fur, hair, beads, ivory, feathers, twine | Full costume consists of a full length tunic, long mask, wide headdress and fly whisk.