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Pende Pumbu Chiefs Mask 23, people of the DRC, Africa.  Go to site for excellent index to Art of various African cultures!

Pende Pumbu Chiefs Mask 23, people of the DRC, Africa. Go to site for excellent index to Art of various African cultures!

Africa | Mask from the Bamileke people of Cameroon | Horn, vegetal fiber, cowrie shells, human hair and textile || The kunggang of the Bamileke belong to an important association of healers and headmen, and for the purification of villages. They represent the power of intervention against sorcery.

Africa | Mask from the Bamileke people of Cameroon | Horn, vegetal fiber, cowrie shells, human hair and textile || The kunggang of the Bamileke belong to an important association of healers and headmen, and for the purification of villages. They represent the power of intervention against sorcery.

Africa | Zakpai mask from the Dan people | Wooden face with round pierced eyes with metal rings over a red fabric around eyes, protruding pierced lips and attachment of braided coiffure and beard.  ||  Zakpai masks are used to enforce fire prevention. The wearer monitors bonfires and punishes those whose bad practices endangers the village

Africa | Zakpai mask from the Dan people | Wooden face with round pierced eyes with metal rings over a red fabric around eyes, protruding pierced lips and attachment of braided coiffure and beard. || Zakpai masks are used to enforce fire prevention. The wearer monitors bonfires and punishes those whose bad practices endangers the village

Male mask with horns, D.R. Congo, Bembe. Workshop maskers: www.desteenakker.nl

Male mask with horns, D.R. Congo, Bembe. Workshop maskers: www.desteenakker.nl

Africa | Mask from the Bete people of the Ivory Coast and Liberia | Wood and metal | ca. early to mid 1900s

Africa | Mask from the Bete people of the Ivory Coast and Liberia | Wood and metal | ca. early to mid 1900s

Mayan Mask ♥ Mayan Masks  ♥ Mexican Decorations ♥ Mexican Chic Boutique (www.MexicanChicBoutique.com)

Mayan Mask ♥ Mayan Masks ♥ Mexican Decorations ♥ Mexican Chic Boutique (www.MexicanChicBoutique.com)

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