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Description: Radiance from the Waters: Ideals of Feminine Beauty in Mende Art
~Kpanguima, the sacred Sande initiation grove, is a world apart. The Sande Society builds it as a special place where Sowei rules by Sande concepts and laws. Within the walls of the kpanguima, the women congregate for a Sande session; they separate themselves from the rest of the community and gather together in their own...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.45-79

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