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HANDCRAFTED AFRICAN MASKS FOR SALE FROM AFRICAN CRAFTS MARKET- TIKAR, CHOKWE, FANG, KWELA, Baule, PUNU, SONGYE, GOLI, GURO, TEKE MASKS


African Tikar maskAfrican Tikar maskMany African societies see African masks as mediators between the living world and the supernatural world of the dead, ancestors and other entities. Each African mask is made according to a traditional style, and a trained performer wears each African mask for a certain traditional ceremony. Although African masking ceremonies are not as commonplace in Africa as they once were, African masks are still looked at as an important part of African culture and history and are still used in important rituals and celebrations.

Elaborate and complex beliefs surround African masks and their use in rituals. And the wood used for certain African masks is so powerful that it may only be touched by a chosen few- those who wear the African mask and the elders of the culture. Virtually everything associated withAfrican mask making has a corresponding ritual. One culture may forbid the use of a particular tree because its wood is thought to possess harmful qualities and could become part of anything made from it, sapping the power from the image carved. Other types of wood on the other hand are highly prized because they are thought o have their own inherent power.

A sculpture of a African mask is not merely carving an object he is perpetuating the beliefs of his people. During the course of his work the unfinished piece must be kept out of sight or some of its power can be taken.

Once the African mask is complete the African mask is usually treated with vegetable oil

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AFRICAN MASKS FOR SALE FROM ALL OVER AFRICAN


AFRICAN MASKS

Our masks are handcrafted to the highest of Quality from respected African carvers from all over Africa.

Our African masks are TIKAR, CHOKWE, FANG, KWELA, Baule, PUNU, SONGYE, GOLI, GURO, TEKE MASKS and so much more. Our masks are priced from $20 for a B grade skin to $420 for a older antique mask. We offer a refund if you are not happy with your mask.

To order your masks from us please enter our African animals pelts main page at www.africancraftsmarket.com/African-masks.html

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Order your masks directly from us at African Crafts Market and know that you are getting top quality African masks where you are now contributing directly to the African community as we work directly with the artist and pay them for their work. We travel and source our crafts from many personal relationships we have obtained while dealing with artists and suppliers.


African masks Gifts and Curios

Below is a few of the African masks that we have for offer on our main African arts page to view them please click on the link or African masks or click on the African mask image below
African Chokwe maskAfrican Fang maskAfrican Punu maskAfrican Massai mask


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