Bois sacré — Initiation dans les forêts guinéennes
Initiation dans les forêts guinéennes
Past: March 4 → May 18, 2014
On the African continent, the initiation ceremony marks a mandatory rite of passage for each individual. For some countries in western Africa, it is the Poro initiation which plays a primordial role in a number of communities in the region. The exhibition examines in particular the secret societies of the Guinean forests: Liberia, Guinea, Ivory Coast.
The exhibition evokes the origins of the initiatory system of the Poro, the initiation ceremony and finally the history of the collection of these objects whose power resides in secrecy. It will present a number of masks linked to initiation, and in particular the different types of Toma masks, together with other objects, miniature masks, figurines and statues, relating to these mysterious societies.
37, quai Branly
T. 01 56 61 70 00
Tuesday & Wednesday, Sunday, 11 AM – 7 PM
Thursday – Saturday, 11 AM – 9 PM
Full rate €9.00 — Concessions €7.00
Billet jumelé (collections permanentes et expositions temporaires) : tarif plein 11 € / tarif réduit 9 €