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Bete mask - Ivory Coast

War mask. The Bete are an agricultural group who live in relatively major villages in southwestern part of the country, between Bandama and Sassandra rivers. They grow what is needed for a subsistence economy and also have linked to the market economy and much of their effort is devoted to the cultivation of cacao and coffee. They place particular importance on the hunt. Only the western Bete are known to have a masking tradition. Even if certain of their ritual attributions have disappeared or diminished, they nonetheless remain effective mediators between the supernatural world and that of man. The bellicose context of the masks’ appearances no longer exists: they neither encourage nor lead men into battle; nonetheless, they are always catalogued as war dance masks. Above all, they intervene to ritually cleanse the village, detect and chase away sorcerers, or preside over funerals.

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WHERE WE DELIVER TO
  • We use various shippers to deliver our goods within the UK and abroad. Sadly the environmentally friendly camel train, for thousands of years the mainstay of the silk Roads, is no longer operational though we occasionally use a bicycle. There are no limits to where we deliver, except those of cost.
  • At our discretion, 'free shipping' may not apply if our shipper quotes a significant premium for your postcode. If this is the case, we will contact you and you may cancel the order or choose to pay the excess. Overseas delivery often requires more complex paper work and on rare occasions we may charge for this
DELIVERY TIMES
  • Almost all on-line orders are delivered within a week, many within 2 or 3 working days (we are closed on Mondays).
  • Bulky items may take longer. We are normally able to share tracking numbers or advise likely delivery dates but we don't operate a guaranteed service
DELIVERY COSTS

If the item is listed as 'free shipping' the following applies:

  • At our discretion, 'free shipping' may not apply if our shipper quotes a significant premium for your postcode. In this case, we will contact you and you may cancel the order or choose to pay the excess.
  • Our shipping charges are based on actual costs from our shipper. No additional cost is included such as packing, unless we state that.
  • Furniture or some bulky or fragile items may require you to obtain a quote from us before you can make the purchase
IS A SIGNATURE REQUIRED
  • Since Covid19 most shippers do not want signatures, being happy instead with your stated name and sometimes just taking a photograph of the item on your door step.  
NON DELIVERY
  • If your order doesn't arrive in reasonable time (see above 'How long delivery takes') you must contact us immediately and certainly no later than 7 days after you placed your order. Shippers may some times be late but they depend on reputation. Since opening our Ecommerce website 4 years ago, we have lost one packet of moth traps, at the time of writing (19.10.2020).
RETURNS INFORMATION
  • Goods for return should be sent to The Nomads Tent, 21, St Leonard's Lane, Edinburgh EH8 9SH, UK. 0044 131 662 1612, info@nomadstent.co.uk
  • If our agreement with you requires us to pay the shipping cost please confirm and agree with us before booking a shipper. In that case we may also be able to book the shipping from our side.
  • If an item you purchased was offered with 'free shipping', this means The Nomads Tent agrees to pays for the shipping on condition you keep it. If an item is returned for any reason other than being faulty, not what was ordered, or because we made an agreement in exception to the normal terms, we will deduct the cost of the outward shipping. 
  • It will be helpful if you tell by email, post or telephone call, if you plan to return something.
  • We will only refund whatever is is agreed to be refunded, when the goods are received by us in perfect condition (or as they were when dispatched in the case of faulty items) and within a reasonable period of time.

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Bete mask - Ivory Coast

Bete mask - Ivory Coast

£170.00£150.00
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