Mysterious, colorful and intriguing, the African mask has has always held a strong fascination for those interested in tribal civilizations and cultures. From recorded time, masks have been a focal point of African ceremony and social life.
Since Africa is home to such a wide array of animals, it is only natural that the various people groups would incorporate these animals into their masks in expressing their cultural mores, myths, history and social lessons.
African masks are made in a wide variety of styles. Just as culture is always changing, the African artist and craftsman adapts and changes his style. Each mask tells a story and displays emotions. Each mask is unique.