Homowo Festival Mask


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This authentic Ga Homowo Festival mask is handcrafted from local dark wood. Homowo is a harvest festival celebrated by the Ga tribe, who are from the Southern part of Ghana. The festival starts in the month of August with the planting of crops before rainy seasons begins. Followed by a celebration through the streets full of beating drums, marching, singing and dancing to traditional songs. Homowo literally means “hooting at and ridiculing hunger”. It came about as an annual way of commemorating the day their ancestors overcame hunger after a long spell of famine in their land.

Weight 0.36 kg
Dimensions 42.5 × 14 × 6 cm

Availability: In stock

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