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.

African Art

African Bedu Mask courtesy of: Smithsonian Museum

Africa Home Decor

African Art│Wood Mask │Wall Decor –Phases Africa Furniture & Decor

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African Art│Bwa Mask │Wall Decor – Phases Africa Furniture & Decor

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African Art│Wall Decor│African Mask – Phases Africa Furniture & Decor

African Bedu Mask │ Wall Decor

African Bedu Mask │ Wall Decor –Phases Africa Furniture & Decor

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African Masks│African Wall Art│African Decor – Phases Africa Furniture & Decor  

Hand carve wooden fishes │Wall Art- Phases Africa Furniture & Decor

African Art Makonde Pregnant Body Mask

Makonde Pregnant Body Mask- Phases Africa Furniture & Decor

African Art Wall Decor

African Art │Wall Decor │African Masks