Friday, January 6, 2017

Africa Masks

African Masks are handmade from natural materials like wood, cloth, fiber, clay, copper and are painted or stained with vegetable dyes. Traditionally, African masks used during ceremony, dancing and ritual prepared man and woman for the battles of life, occupied their leisure or gave expression to different forms of religious belief. This was a sensual world for people who lived through their eyes and ears, by smell, touch and speech, but for whom the written word meant nothing.

 African masks have been used for centuries by the indigenous people to identify themselves to a specific tribe or Geographical location.


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