African Mask Background
African masks were traditionally apart of a ceremonial costume. They were used in religious and social events. They represented spirits and controlled good and evil forces. The masks used human and animal features. The africans wanted to get closer to nature.
African Mask Styilization
The masks are bold and abstract. They are made with wood, bronze, brass, copper, ivory, terra cotta and glazed pottery and more. the masks come out at you. There is a lot of pattern through out the mask.
I think the african masks are very interesting. Im glad i got the african mask as my mask. They have a lot of detail and pattern.