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Gola name for a masker who wears a wooden headpiece consisting of a carved, usually ornamented, wooden base from which rises an elongated ringed neck and female head. Its Mende and Vai name is mbowei.

  • W.Siegmann & J.Perani, 'Men's masquerades of Sierra Leone and Liberia', Ethnologische Zeitschrift Z├╝rich, 1980, 1, 25-40. [Illustration 10]