Igala boy’s initiation mask from Nigeria.
Source: Otago Museum
Explore the rich cultures of West Africa.
Bordered by the Sahara Desert to the north, and by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south, West Africa is an area of tradition and change. This exhibition features over 200 objects from 28 different West African cultures, exploring kingship and authority, carved figures, pattern and adornment, divination, masks and masquerades and trade.