On March 4, the Musée du Quai Branly will open Bois sacré - Initiation dans les forêts guinéennes (Sacred Wood. Initiation in the Guinean Forests). On the African continent, the initiation ceremony marks a mandatory rite of passage for each individual. Bois sacré examines in the secret societies that govern and carry out such ceremonies as they exist in the Guinean forests, in Liberia, Guinea, and Ivory Coast. The installation will be open through May 18, 2014.
Images courtesy of the Musée du Quai Branly