Sierra Leone

The Mende primarily make their living from rice farming and are led by a chief whose power is counterbalanced by the powerful Poro male society; the female society is called Sande. The Mende revere Nomolisia, which are stone anthropomorphic carvings found in the fields and rivers in an area centered around the Sewa and Mano rivers.

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MENDE Helmet Masks