These African decorative masks worn by the indigenous peoples from a variety of different countries in Africa have an ancient history and even greater significance. Particularly for the faces behind the masks as well as, those who spend countless hours making them. Today these African masks are much sought after and seen as art decor on walls, or mounted on stands,all over the world. Especially in world renowned museums and private collections. In addition to: the hospitality industry, commercial spaces, contemporary homes as well as, traditional ones. Visit our blog post for more African Mask images and info.
The African masks are an intricate part of each tribes culture, worn during rituals, initiations, celebrations, and giving thanks especially after a great harvest. And before war the villagers will don their masks and congregate in ritualistic dance; praying to their deities to guide them through battle and render them victorious.
African mask are one of the most collectible Art forms and can be viewed in many of the world’s greatest African art collections both private and public.
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Materials: Vary greatly the most commonly used are: wood, beads, shells, raffia, animal bones, vegetable dyes.