|Traditional African Mask - Kikiyu Mask - 14.5 Inches Tall - #33585|
14.5 Inches Tall
1.5 Inches Across
5 Inches Deep
Material: Handcarved Wood
Some masks may show heavy patina, sometimes including African repairs. You will receive this exact mask.
- Of all African tribal art, mask making may be the most diverse.
- Though mask carving is especially prevalent in Western and Central Africa, it is present throughout the continent in various forms.
- African masks are usually associated with a specific ceremony or society, some secret and some public which preserve traditional culture.
- During dances and ceremonies, masks are danced with great vigor and enthusiasm and are worn along with traditional clothing or costumes.