Tag Archives: africa

inspiration

9882a detail Beaded Doll, Kapseke, Cameroon

inspiration

8247c Dance Costume, Banjun, Bamileke, Cameroon

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Ritual pottery from Togo and Benin

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http://www.artemagica.nl/Ritueelaardewerk?language=English

costume

Costumes with eye things

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Waiwai man wearing traditional dance costume.

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Dance costume with mask from Liberia, Africa

Peabody museum

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Bamileke elephant mask

“Elephant masks belong to members of the Kuosi society, a secret society of the Bamileke of Cameroon that maintains the political and social order of the kingdom. Membership of the Kuosi society includes royalty and wealthy title-holders, as well as men of warrior status. It is considered a great privilege to wear an elephant mask as it symbolizes force and strength. The Kuosi society performs ceremonies in the elephant masks and other regalia biannually and at the death of one of their members.”

Great collection of tribal art on this flickr!

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Nigerian masks

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A tiringly goodly collection of mainly African art here. Are the best masks from Nigeria? YES!

costume

WEST AFRICAN MASQUERADE

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Phyllis Galembo

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AFRICA & OMEGA

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