Africa | Banda Mask. Nalu or Baga culture ~ Guinea. | ca. Late 19th or early 20th century. | Wood, metal, pigment | Worn on top of the head, the multicolored mask is attached to a long, dense skirt made of vegetal fibers that covers the body of the wearer. Banda masks were the property of the Simo society, a men's association that regulated fertility and initiation ceremonies.