african mask hand carved wooden wall decor tribe art masks Teke -5922

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30/30.5 CM

Teke Masks Are Mainly Used In Traditional Dancing Ceremonies Such As Weddings, Funerals And Initiation Ceremonies Of Young Men Entering Adult Hood. The Mask Is Also Used As A Social And Political Identifier Of Social Structure Within A Tribe Or Family. The Teke Or Kidumu] People Are Well Known For Their Teke Masks, Which Are, As You Can See, Round Flat Disk-like Wooden Masks That Have Abstract Patterns And Geometric Motifs With Horizontal Lines Painted In Earthly Red, Black, Brown And Yellow Colors. Like Many Traditional Teke Masks It Has A Small, Square Shaped Nose. The Masks Have Narrow Eye Slits To Enable The Masker To See Without Being Seen. The Holes Pierced Along The Edge Are For The Attachment Of A Woven Raffia Dress With Feathers And Fibers. The Mask Is

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