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Pende dancer performing the Minganji Photo: Eliot Elifspn

Pende dancer performing the Minganji Photo: Eliot Elifspn

Africa | 'Sun or night bird' mask from the Bwa people of Burkina Faso | Wood and paint

africa 'sun or night bird' mask from the bwa people of burkina faso wood and paint

Africa | Minganji masqueraders from the Pende people.  Near Gungu, Democratic Republic of Congo. 1951 | ©Eliot Elisofon

Democratic Republic of Congo, 1970 / photo courtesy of Eliot, Elisofon and The National Museum of African Art

fan of these awhile back, nice to see a collection photo: rope masks by BertJan Pot

Rope masks

Dutch designer Bertjan Pot accidentally stumbled upon the concept of these rope masks when he was trying to sew a carpet out of standard rope.

Bamileke beaded Elephant mask, Cameroon

Africa Elephant Mask from the Bamiléké people of Cameroon Postcard; publisher Hoa-Qui n° 3720

Gelede? mask (in form of head with snake either side and surmounted by bunches of plantains on stem) made of wood.

mask (in form of head with snake either side and surmounted by bunches of plantains on stem) made of wood. © The Trustees of the British Museum

African Masks, Performing Arts, Poster Designs, Congo, Masquerades, Design Posters

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