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African Masks

African Masks

Masks are often a part of the African culture. Used in dance or ceremonial purposes, African masks can have a religious meaning. The carver of the mask will look to their ancestors for guidance while carving the mask.

Cut paper African masks

Cut paper African masks

Thanks to Tishalou for her awesome post on art from around the world. We started some cut paper African masks in grade and they are loving it! The first pictur…

coeurdartishow - La réalisation de masques africains, ici en papier découpé et raphia. Les masques sont collés dans le carnet de voyages...

coeurdartishow - La réalisation de masques africains, ici en papier découpé et raphia. Les masques sont collés dans le carnet de voyages...

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African masks are arguably the most recognised artefacts or craft items from the African continent. They will feature in many museums, art galleries and also craft for sale. The masks hold a very special place in African cultures.

Antelope mask Bobo people, Burkina Fasso 28 inches, painted wood  Two antelope masks, called Kaan, rest between dances. Their ritual role is to remove any vestiges of negative energy that have accumulated in the community since the last harvest.

Antelope mask Bobo people, Burkina Fasso 28 inches, painted wood Two antelope masks, called Kaan, rest between dances. Their ritual role is to remove any vestiges of negative energy that have accumulated in the community since the last harvest.

I have never seen a mask like this before. Alien and scary.

The History of African Masks You May Have Never Heard Of

Carved in Gabon by the Fang people, this mask was traditionally used by Ngil society to ensure adherence to laws and social order by the community. H: 24"

Gabon Fang people mask traditionally used by Ngil society to ensure adherence to laws and social order by the community.

Luba Kifwebe mask.  See too the following site for additional African mask images and information: http://www.zyama.com/index.htm

African School - Kifwebe Mask, Luba Culture, from Democratic Republic of Congo - Fine Art Reproduction