What are the types of African masks?

What are the types of African masks?

Common types of African masks include face masks, which fit over the front of the wearer’s face; helmet masks, which fit over the entire head; and forehead masks, which work like hats that sit horizontally on top of the head with the wearer’s face covered by fabric.

What African masks mean?

Traditional African masks play an important role in certain traditional African rituals and ceremonies. Some masks represent the spirits of deceased ancestors. Others symbolize totem animals, creatures important to a certain family or group.

What are the three types of African masks?

This Luba dance mask is worn over the head like a helmet. Masks can be grouped into three main forms: face masks, helmet masks, and headresses. The face mask is the most common form and usually curves over the masker’s face, stopping right before the ears.

Why choose our African mask lessons?

Our African Mask Lessons will enhance your knowledge and understanding of African tribal masks. Our African Mask Lessons will teach you how to design your own tribal masks and offer free clip art to help with your mask drawings:

What is the name of the African hand made mask?

Northern Maiden Beauty II, African Handmade Wall Mask of Northern Ghana Maiden In this original design by Christopher Nyasafo of Ghana, he depicts a mask styled after young northern Ghanaian women when they are dressed for their wedding ceremonies. The elongated mask is carved… read more

How much does a multicolored African wood mask cost?

Multicolored African Wood Mask from Ghana, “True Beauty”. $39.99. This riveting original mask is designed by Ghana’s Victoria Agyepomaa. Carved by hand from sese wood, the mask is then etched with precise patterns and painted in shades of light blue, brick and…

What kind of masks does Walter Kuma make?

He specializes in Ghanaian tribal masks, such as Ewe, Akan, Aburi, as well as Nigerian masks. Carver Walter Kuma has always been passionate about African artistry, which is why he became a master carver. His masks personify his pride in his country’s traditions, and he hopes to instill that same passion in those who now apprentice with him.