Dating and marriage in liberia
Social control was exercised by the leading member of individual lineages (of which there were several in each village) who exercised judicial and financial power within the community.
Spiritual authority was wielded with an array of paraphernalia, notably including the “gre” mask, a horned and decorated creation (originating with the We) designed to instill terror in the onlooker, to quell social unrest, and to be worn when meting out justice after conflict.
Statuary is uncommon, and is based around feminine iconography that refers to the mythical mother figure.
There is no recognised liturgical function, although some early reports indicate that a pair of figures was often placed under a rain shelter in a village in order to represent the founders.
Posture, smiling, and other body language also play a big part in this step of courtship.