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African Masks

By: Ben Carne

  • This mask is an example of an African mask.

  • Most African masks are made of one piece of carved wood. Masks can also be made of dried mud. Things such as cloth, dried leaves, straw, feathers, paint and clay can be applied or attached.http://www.thewaronterra.com/kazdrums/images/mask_african1.jpg

  •  Masks can be made to resemble all kinds of animals and gods. 

  • Ethnic groups that might have used these masks are the Fan, Punu, Dogon, Kuba, Bamura, Yoruba, Igbo and Woyo. 

  • Ethnic groups in Africa use masks during ceremonies. But masks are also used to tell stories and honor people. Masks can even be used to honor animals. 

  •  Masks help people learn stories and messages.

  •  Masks also help teach about the beliefs of people in those tribes. They also tell us about animals people might have seen living there. 

For more information on african masks go to "African Masks"

Photo from: http://www.thewaronterra.com/kazdrums/images/mask_african1.jpg

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