The appearance of these Wooden Carved Mask. The appearance of these Wooden Carved Mask, generally coated with kaolin (the white color evokes the power of the ancestors), in the middle of the night could cause fear. This type of Wooden Carved Mask was used by the Ngil male society which no longer exists today.
This secret society was in charge of initiations and fought against witchcraft. The ngil was a rite of purifying fire symbolized by the gorilla. The bearers of these Wooden Carved Mask, always in large numbers, appeared at night, lit by torches. Their intervention was also linked to the judicial function by designating those guilty of bad deeds within the village.
The Fang ethnic group, established in a region stretching from Yaoundé in Cameroon to Ogooué in Gabon, has never had a political unit. Clan cohesion was maintained through religious and judicial associations such as the so and ngil. African mask A very Collectibles Rare and Perfect African Tribal Four Faced, 1060. African art Lega Bwami Tricephalous-face mask, Zaïre 980. African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask The Senufo MASK handmade 1108.
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