Bedu masks belonged to one of the many secret societies, for which membership typically required initiation. During the initiation, young boys had to endure physical tests and an apprenticeship in secret knowledge of the supernatural. Bedu is really a reference to a mythical wild animal.
Legend states the Bedu was discovered in the bush by a father who had taken his sick child on a journey in search of medicinal roots. One day the Bedu appeared, touched the child who was instantly cured, and disappeared. Later, the Bedu reappeared and was domesticated for the benefit of the village, leaving two Bedu's the bush Bedu and the village Bedu, both bringing extraordinary benefits.
This would be a wonderful addition to any collection.
20"L x 5"W x 45.4"H
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Care & Maintenance
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