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Found amongst the Southern Yoruba of Ijebu, these headdresses are used for the
masquerade cult known as Agbo, Magbo or Ekine (meaning 'dancing people' in Ijo), which
pay homage to Olokun, goddess of the sea as well as a number of other water spirits. Influenced by Ijo style and believed to be used as a way for the Yoruba to adapt to living by the coast and coming to terms with the sea. The headdresses are used during masquerade celebrations to acknowledge the roles of water spirits in the wellbeing of Ijebu
coastal communities. IJEBU WATER SPIRIT MASK