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Yaka mascarada para la ceremonia de iniciación, cerca Kasongo Lunda, Zaire (ahora República Democrática del Congo), 1951

Pende Pumbu Mask (Pumbu is deemed the most dangerous and is reserved for only the most powerful chiefs. The Pumbu, unlike the majority of other masks, is only danced on special occasions such as when the chief is seriously ill, in times of illness or famine, when other issues are causing disruption in the community or when the chief feels threatened. Más

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Africa | Mask from the Lega people of DR Congo | Wood, encrusted patina | ca. early 20th century

Africa | Mask "Nwantantay" from the Bwa people of Burkina Faso | Wood with pigment | Early 20th century

Chokwe-Tribal mask. African. I have one of these masks, and it scares everyone who comes into my house!

Carved in Gabon by the Fang people, this mask was traditionally used by Ngil society to ensure adherence to laws and social order by the community. H: 24"

lion masks (and other incredible african-inspired masks) - fem manual