Ohworhu Water Spirit Festival: An Article from

WHERE GODS AND MORTALS MEET

 Continuity and Renewal in Urhobo Art

EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO THE URHOBO PEOPLE OF NIGERIA

April 9  August 16, 2004

 

Perkins Foss, Ph. D.

Guest Curator

 

www.africanart.org


Ohworhu Water Spirit Festival in Urnenurhie

Ohworhu water spirit festival in Urnenurhie

This resting masked dancer was photographed at the Ohworhu water spirit festival in Urnenurhie,. The mask has been painted a red-orange, a color that may allude to the oral tradition that these masks were originally of a copper alloy.  (Photograph by Perkins Foss, 1972)

 

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