African Tribal Masks

Masks were based on human and animal forms, or both.

Theses masks were considered sacred, and they were locked up when not in use. In those early times, women were not allowed to wear masks and in some cases they weren't even allowed to see them. Some masks were intentionally shocking to scare women away from these ceremonies. Colors were symbolic, for example the color white often symbolized spirits, ghosts, and the s

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