Possess

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Possession by the mask is brought about by seeing or touching part of the dance costume, skirt, bracelet, mask, by the too-great proximity of a dancer during a ceremony, or by meeting him unexpectedly in the course of his moving around in the village.

  • Source: Griaule, Marcel. Dogon masks. Paris: Institut d’Ethnologie, 1938.
  • Culture: Dogon
  • Location: Africa