a journey through AFRICA:)
African Mask History
My personal defection of a mask is a covering of the face. African masks are used as part of a ceremonial costume. They are used in social events and to represent the spirits of dead ancestors. They can also be used to control the good and evil forces in the tribe. I think that this is a very important to their culture and their beliefs. The African style of masks are made from wood, bronze, brass, copper, ivory, bone, and even skulls.