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The Toma people are located in Guinea. There are also Toma people in Liberia. But in Liberia, the Toma are called Loma people. They live in the high-altitude rain forest lyinf across the Guinea Liberia Border. They Loma people in Liberia are sometimes also called Loghoma, Looma or Lorma. Toma /Loma people are closely related to the Mende People. They speak the Southwestern branch of the Mande Languages, belonging to the Niger-Congo family languages.

The Loma people are notable for their large wooden masks that merge syncretic animal and human motifs. These masks have been a part of their Poro secret rites of passage. The largest masks are about six feet high, contain feather decorations and believed by Loma to have forest spirits Masks like these were used by the men's secret Poro Society to initiate boys into adulthood. Traditional flat face with horns were created to frighten the boys, to get them ready for manhood. Carved out of single piece of wood, they are also used as beautiful wall decoration.

Most African masks that were taken from the continent are now in the homes of private collectors and museums. The descendants of these mask makers do not have the privilege of seeing what their ancestors carved. Even though the masks were aesthetically appealing, they were functional to the tribes that used them.

African masks represent ideas that are still relevant today. I am making the most rare and most expensive masks available to new collectors in 3D. 50% of Proceeds will be contributed in setting up an Innovation Hub, in Ghana. This Innovation Hub will be a place where young creatives who are the descendants of these mask makers will come to, to develop their ideas and bring them to fruition using technology. Creatives will receive training material to develop their talents and creative abilities.

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The Toma people are located in Guinea. There are also Toma people in Liberia. But in Liberia, the Toma are called Loma people. They live in the high-altitude rain forest lyinf across the Guinea Liberia Border. They Loma people in Liberia are sometimes also called Loghoma, Looma or Lorma. Toma /Loma people are closely related to the Mende People. They speak the Southwestern branch of the Mande Languages, belonging to the Niger-Congo family languages.

The Loma people are notable for their large wooden masks that merge syncretic animal and human motifs. These masks have been a part of their Poro secret rites of passage. The largest masks are about six feet high, contain feather decorations and believed by Loma to have forest spirits Masks like these were used by the men's secret Poro Society to initiate boys into adulthood. Traditional flat face with horns were created to frighten the boys, to get them ready for manhood. Carved out of single piece of wood, they are also used as beautiful wall decoration.

Most African masks that were taken from the continent are now in the homes of private collectors and museums. The descendants of these mask makers do not have the privilege of seeing what their ancestors carved. Even though the masks were aesthetically appealing, they were functional to the tribes that used them.

African masks represent ideas that are still relevant today. I am making the most rare and most expensive masks available to new collectors in 3D. 50% of Proceeds will be contributed in setting up an Innovation Hub, in Ghana. This Innovation Hub will be a place where young creatives who are the descendants of these mask makers will come to, to develop their ideas and bring them to fruition using technology. Creatives will receive training material to develop their talents and creative abilities.

Contract Address0x495f...7b5e
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Token StandardERC-1155
BlockchainEthereum
MetadataCentralized
Creator Fees10%
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