Sources

 

Mende People

Sande Society

hierarchy

masks

color symbolism

dance

body mutations

hair

Poro Society

sources

 

 
 

Books: 

Boone, Syvia Ardyn.  Radiance From the Waters Ideals of Feminine Beauty in Mende Art.   New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1986.

Phillips, Ruth B. Representing Women Sande Masquerades of the Mende of Sierra Leone.  Los Angeles:  Regents of the University of California, 1995.

Web Sites:

http://carlos.emory.edu/Collection/Africa/africa04.html

http://www.cnn.com/2000/WORLD/africa/05/27/sierra.leone.01/map.sierra.leone.freetown2.jpg

http://www.newtrier.k12.il.us/academics/faculty/pinsof/africaweb/EH/Mende_Child_soldiers/The_Mende.htm

http://www.peabody.yale.edu/exhibits/mende/Mende3.html

http://www.qvctc.commnet.edu/classes/hum101/African

http://www.uiowa.edu/~africart/toc/people/Mende.html

http://www.worldartswest.org/plm/guide2001/locator/westafrican.html