Tete mahen yafe, Sierra Leone

A unique “mahen yafe” head

Farmers in southern and eastern Sierra Leone have discovered many ancient stone carvings buried in the ground, including pedestal heads similar to this one, with a sturdy columnar neck. It is likely that these heads represent chiefs and sub-chiefs of ethnic groups that preceded the current Mende and Kono in the parts of the country […]

25 October 2020