Dancers perform with Nyau masks in Mozambique
                     English.news.cn | 2014-06-24 09:34:17 | Editor: Yang Yi

Nyau masks are worn by only male members of the society and represent male knowledge, and are understood to be spirits of the dead during performance. Nyau is an ethnic society in western Mozambique, central and southern Malawi, eastern Zambia, and areas where Malawians migrated in Zimbabwe.

Photo taken on June 12, 2014 shows Nyau dancer perform in the northwestern province of Tete, Mozambique. Nyau masks are worn by only male members of the society and represent male knowledge, and are understood to be spirits of the dead during performance. Nyau is an ethnic society in western Mozambique, central and southern Malawi, eastern Zambia, and areas where Malawians migrated in Zimbabwe. (Xinhua/Mauro Vombe)

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