Masks From Africa
African Masks are handmade from natural materials like wood, cloth, fiber, clay, copper and are painted or stained with vegetable dyes. Traditionally, African masks used during ceremony, dancing and ritual prepared man and woman for the battles of life, occupied their leisure or gave expression to different forms of religious belief. This was a sensual world for people who lived through their eyes and ears, by smell, touch and speech, but for whom the written word meant nothing.
African masks have been used for centuries by the indigenous people to identify themselves to a specific tribe or Geographical location. Chokwe masks from The Congo, Fang masks from Gabon, Tikar masks from Cameroun, Punu masks from Gabon, Maasai masks from Kenya, Zambian hunting masks and large wood masks from Swaziland.
Traditional African masks are highly sought after by private collectors and hang in galleries and museums, while interior decorators use them to adorne the walls of luxury lodges and hotels around the world.
Sadly, African masks are becoming increasing harder to find and as such quite a few of our masks are "out of stock".