No one is allowed to photograph them. In fact, the myth about nouna masks goes on to say that if you try to do so, the film will not contain an image.
They are ritual symbols and only make public appearance for certain kind of traditional ceremonies: death of an elder belonging to the family of the masks, annual home coming of the masks, and sacrifices offered to the "siou" which is the spirit and essence of masks. They have antic heads and black robes, and some of the heads are over centuries old.
Category: Mask tradition / Rituals
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