Temate dance is a celebration dance that recounts sowing, growth and harvest of rice in the ethnic group Wobe (West of Ivory Coast).
Originally, musicians with small drums attached by 3, 4 or 5 around the waist were accompaning women during harvest in the fields.
Today, young girls dance Temate during village parties, or funerals. The choregraphy mimics work in the fields while music is played on drums, castanets and by singers. Dancers wear a sheepskin and cauris hat, pants and skirt with a cauris belt, and paint their face with kaolin.