African Masks, the single most influential piece of African Art as well as, the most recognized, as such, all over the world. The masks we are featuring today are all hand carved from wood by Africa’s indigenous people; starting at the most southern part of the African desert all the way to the Sahara. The mask invariably goes hand-in-hand with the apropos attire that are worn in these Celebrations. They are either celebratory in nature: giving thanks for the great harvest. Spiritual: by initiating transformation or calling on the spirit for guidance or to thank them. And last but not least, religious in nature. The plank masks (Bedu Mask) happens to be the author of this blog’s all time favorite African masks.