African Tribal Face Mask Wood Fang Ngil Mask of Scars and Vibrant Raffia-3889
African Tribal Face Mask Wood Fang Ngil Mask of Scars and Vibrant Raffia-60.5/22.5 CM. The ngil masks are tied to the association of, who played judiciary and political roles among the Fang masks, assuring peace and hunting witches. The characteristics of the face do not express a composed serenity, but in the deformation of anatomic reveal its superhuman. The accentuated vertical development of the mask is underlined by the long line of the nose. We have little information on the use of masks. They obviously were a part of the paraphernalia of a male society which used the masks in initiation ceremonies and to pursue and punish sorcerers and offenders. The supposedly gentle expression of the masks therefore stands in striking contrast to the extremely frightening character of the masked performers who only performed at night in the light of torches. An original patina covers the item. Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Tribal African Art Guro Beautiful African Mask-3793. Vintage Hand Carved African Art African Art Guro'Gu' Mask mask from West - 2064. African Tribal Face Mask Vintage Hand Carved Wooden A Guro Mask, -3814. African Tribal Statue Wood Hand Carve Statue Nkisi Nkondi Solongo / Woyo- 3723. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks". The seller is "naga_4823" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.