By: Ben Carne
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
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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.
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
Masks help people learn stories and messages.
also help teach about the beliefs of people in those tribes. They also
tell us about animals people might have seen living there.
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