|Traditional African Mask - Fang Two Tone Passport Mask - 13 Inches Tall - #33544|
13 Inches Tall
7 Inches Across
4.5 Inches Deep
Materials: Handcarved Wood, Kaolin Paint
Some masks may show heavy patina, sometimes including African repairs. You will receive this exact mask.
- Originally used by the Ngil society in Cameroon, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea, fang masks were one of the African art forms that inspired Pablo Picasso's work in Cubism.
- Traditional Ngil masks were used by officials during the persecution of criminals as well as during the initiation ceremonies of young men.
- Banned by French colonialists in 1910, fang masks have returned in various forms.