African Tribal Mask

Eket Sun Mask, Nigeria, African Tribal Arts, African Masks


Eket Sun Mask, Nigeria, African Tribal Arts, African Masks
Eket Sun Mask, Nigeria, African Tribal Arts, African Masks
Eket Sun Mask, Nigeria, African Tribal Arts, African Masks
Eket Sun Mask, Nigeria, African Tribal Arts, African Masks
Eket Sun Mask, Nigeria, African Tribal Arts, African Masks

Eket Sun Mask, Nigeria, African Tribal Arts, African Masks   Eket Sun Mask, Nigeria, African Tribal Arts, African Masks

22 x 22 x 3.5 cm. Sells hand made arts & crafts and tribal objects the latter of which have been used, in some cases, for many, many years. A our names suggests, all objects offered for sale by African Origins originate from Africa. African Origins has been trading online since 2007. We are constantly on the look out for interesting objects to add to our collection.

We believe that Africa needs a hand up, not a hand out. We believe the role that trade plays in that process to be self evident. We do not deal in ivory nor in any CITES listed animal product. Where possible, we will specify the provenance of important individual tribal objects.

The Eket, numbering one million, are an Ibibio subgroup of farmers who do not fish unlike their Cross River neighbors. Every village is ruled by a group elders and the heads of extended families. Their decisions are enforced by members of the ekpo society who act as messengers of the ancestors. The Ekpo society requires that its initiates sponsor feasts for the town, which foster the appearance of the redistribution of wealth by providing the poor with food and drink. In effect, this allows the disparity in wealth to be perpetuated in Ibibio society.

Society uses several types of masks, among them polychrome panel-masks, unique in Africa, consisting of two panels, one supported by the other at the top. There are also round masks for the yam and yam harvest festival, characterized by a moon shape or consisting of two disks superimposed or a single one topped by an anthropomorphic head. Society is an organization of diviners, who often are also members of the. Their oval masks are very characteristic, with eyes pierced in a crescent moon shape and frontal bands in the shape of a ring.

These bands are reminiscent of the palm fiber or goatskin crowns, which every new initiate received. After the god of war, uses marionettes in its ceremonies. Society celebrated Isong, the goddess of the earth, spouse of the god of heaven and source of fertility and fecundity among humans, animals, and plants.

Masquerades, the tops of the headdresses formed figures that stand as high as 30. The details of the ogbom cult and masquerade are not well known. The item "Eket Sun Mask, Nigeria, African Tribal Arts, African Masks" is in sale since Thursday, November 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Cultural, Religious\African". The seller is "joburger63" and is located in Marlo. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  1. Region of Origin: African
  2. Country: Nigeria
  3. Genre: African Tribal Art
  4. Theme: Tribal Sun Mask
  5. Region: Africa
  6. Tribe: Eket
  7. Product Type: African Tribal Sun Mask

Eket Sun Mask, Nigeria, African Tribal Arts, African Masks   Eket Sun Mask, Nigeria, African Tribal Arts, African Masks