African Tribal Art - Masks

African masks play a central role in traditional, ceremonial and tribal life in Sub-Saharan Africa. Although the rituals associated with masks vary within African cultures, traits such as social, spiritual and religious gatherings are shared. Mask-making is a treasured art form passed down generations, from father to son. For artists who create masks and the chosen ones who wear masks in village ceremonies, a special status is associated - with masks holding a deep symbolism - such as warrior strength, courage and the spirit of ancestors. African masks are made of various materials - leather, metal, fabric and different types of wood - and these masks come in many colors, such as red, brown, orange and black.

 

Gelede Mask
Gelede Mask
Yoruba Tribe
Nigeria
Sukuma Mask
Sukuma Mask
Face Mask
Tanzania
Plank Mask with Two Spirit Figures
Plank Mask with Two Spirit Figures
Bwa Tribe
Burkina Faso
Gelede Mask
Gelede Mask
Yoruba Tribe
Nigeria
Kpan Mask
Kpan Mask
Baule Tribe
Ivory Coast
Portrait Mask Mblo
Portrait Mask Mblo
Baule Tribe
Ivory Coast
Kpelie Double Face Mask
Kpelie Double Face Mask
Senufo Tribe
Ivory Coast
Sickness Medicine Mask
Sickness Medicine Mask
Baule Tribe
Ivory Coast
Kpan Mask
Kpan Mask
Baule Tribe
Ivory Coast
Kpan Mask
Kpan Mask
Baule Tribe
Ivory Coast
Portrait Mask
Portrait Mask
Mblo Baule
Ivory Coast
Kpelie Face Mask
Kpelie Face Mask
Senufo Tribe
Ivory Coast
Kpan Mask
Kpan Mask
Baule Tribe
Ivory Coast
Kpelie Double Face Mask
Kpelie Double Face Mask
Senufo Tribe
Ivory Coast
Face Mask
Face Mask
Idoma Tribe
Nigeria
Kpelie Face Mask
Kpelie Face Mask
Senufo Tribe
Ivory Coast
Kpelie Face Mask
Kpelie Face Mask
Senufo Tribe
Ivory Coast
Kpan Mask
Kpan Mask
Baule Tribe
Ivory Coast
kpelie Mask Double Face Mask
kpelie Mask Double Face Mask
Senufo Tribe
Ivory Coast
Kpan Mask
Kpan Mask
Baule Tribe
Ivory Coast
Kpelie Face Mask
Kpelie Face Mask
Senufo Tribe
Ivory Coast
Abstract Ritual Face Mask
Abstract Ritual Face Mask
Grebo Tribe
Ivory Coast
 Kepelie Face Mask
Kepelie Face Mask
Senufo Tribe
Ivory Coast
Kpan Mask with Two Birds
Kpan Mask with Two Birds
Baule Tribe
Ivory Coast
Guyenge Mask
Guyenge Mask
Dan Tribe
Ivory Coast
Initiation Mask
Initiation Mask
Yaka Tribe
D.R. Congo
Kpelie Face Mask
Kpelie Face Mask
Senufo Tribe
Ivory Coast
Kpan Mask
Kpan Mask
Baule Tribe
Ivory Coast
Senufo Kpeliye / kpelie Face Mask
Senufo Kpeliye / kpelie Face Mask
Senufo Tribe
Ivory Coast
Mask Surmounted by Elephant
Mask Surmounted by Elephant
Guro Tribe
Ivory Coast
Kpeliye / Kpelie Face Mask
Kpeliye / Kpelie Face Mask
Senufo Tribe
Ivory Coast
Gunye Ge Mask
Gunye Ge Mask
Dan Tribe
Liberia / Ivory Coast
Kpeliye / Kepelie Face Mask
Kpeliye / Kepelie Face Mask
Senufo Tribe
Ivory Coast
Mask Representing Zamble
Mask Representing Zamble
Guro
Ivory Coast
Gunye Ge Mask
Gunye Ge Mask
Dan Tribe
Liberia / Ivory Coast
 Baule Sickness Medicine Mask
Baule Sickness Medicine Mask
Baule Tribe
Ivory Coast
Forehead mask
Forehead mask
Western Pende Tribe
D.R. Congo
Crest Mask
Crest Mask
Winiama Tribe
Burkina Faso
Janus Helmet Crest Mask with Elaborate Coiffure
Janus Helmet Crest Mask with Elaborate Coiffure
Ejagham/Ekoi Tribe
Nigeria
Oglinye Society Head Crest
Oglinye Society Head Crest
Idoma Tribe
Nigeria
Igala Helmet Mask
Igala Helmet Mask
EguTribe Cult
Nigeria
Goli Glin Mask
Goli Glin Mask
Baule Tribe
Ivory Coast
Igbo Mask
Igbo Mask
Agbogho Mmwo
Nigeria
Bundu / Mende Helmet Mask
Bundu / Mende Helmet Mask
Sande Society
Sierra Leone
Bronze Helmet mask Crest Representing a Crocodile
Bronze Helmet mask Crest Representing a Crocodile
Ijo Tribe
Nigeria
Bonu amuin helmet crest mask
Bonu amuin helmet crest mask
Baule Tribe
Ivory Coast
Janus Ejagham/Ekoi Headdress Mask
Janus Ejagham/Ekoi Headdress Mask
Ejagham/Ekoi Tribe
Nigeria
Ritual Face Mask
Ritual Face Mask
Attye Tribe
Ivory Coast
Igbo Mgbedike Headdress Mask
Igbo Mgbedike Headdress Mask
Igbo Tribe
Nigeria
Grebo, kru Mask
Grebo, kru Mask
Tribal Mask
Ivory Coast
Janus Firespitter Mask
Janus Firespitter Mask
Senufo Tribe
Ivory Coast
Kpan Mask
Kpan Mask
Baule Tribe
Ivory Coast
Kpan Mask
Kpan Mask
Baule Tribe
Ivory Coast
Face Mask
Face Mask
Igbo Tribe
Nigeria