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Instagram Public Photos with #africanmasks

Tribal african masks. i want them all 💁‍♀️ #nycfinds #africanmasks #tribalart

May 2018 comment 1 star 121
June 2018 comment 3 star 152

A sculpture from the benin kingdom crafted from bone and ivory in the 16th century titled "queen mother pendant mask: iyoba". #sculpture #benin #nigeria #africanart #africanmasks #africa

May 2018 comment 3 star 161

Our beautiful new shop is now open. come and visit us at 920 military road mosman opposite our previous shop. open 10am-5pm. #africanologie #mosman #balmoral #balgowlah #manly #seaforth #tribal #africanmasks #bedumask #sunmask #africanstyle #africandecor #africanart #africanhomewares

September 2017 comment 10 star 190
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July 2018 comment 2 star 140

One of the main characteristics of culture of african peoples is use of masks in rituals and ceremonies. it is believed that the earliest masks were used in africa before paleolithic era. they represent spirits of animals or ancestors, mythological heroes, moral values or a form of honoring of a person in a symbolic way. they are made from wood, pottery, textiles, copper and bronze. details could be made from animal teeth, hair, bones and horns as well as feathers, seashells and even straw and egg shells. maker of the masks has a high rank in the village because it is believed that he has a contact with a spirit world and making masks is a craft passed down in the family.
african masks are most commonly shaped like a human face or a muzzle of some animal. masks are highly stylized because african cultures distinguish between outer look of something and its essence. these masks are made to represent an abstract subject, which explains stylization. animals are frequent theme of african art of mask making. they represent the spirit of an animal and one that bears the mask, becomes that animal himself which allows for communication with that animal, for instance to ask animal to keep away from the village. in other cases animal is a symbol of virtue. the most common animals that are represented with masks are buffalo, hyena, hawk, crocodile and antelope. antelope is one of the most widely used animal masks. it symbolizes agriculture and is worn to enable better crops. horns represent growth of millet, legs roots of the plants while ears represent songs that women sing in the harvest time. mask are sometimes made with details from different animals and then they represent some virtue. for instance, to represent the power, masks are made to have antelope horns, crocodile teeth and fangs of a warthog. mask representing values can also be of human shape. mask representing calmness and patience has half-closed eyes, one having small mouth and eyes represents humility while mask that represents wisdom has a wide bulging forehead. mask with a large chin represents power and strength.
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#africa #african #africanhistory #afrique #africanmasks #africanart #tia

October 2016 comment 1 star 853

Here is a preview of 2 features we are working on: the 1st one is « african masks ». they transcend time and space. ever present in our consciousness as representative of african art. they are being re invented (as in the picture) by young artists of african descent. so i wonder, have you got any contemporary or « vintage » mask? have you got a favorite style? share yr thoughts ..... we would love to hear from you. 📷 loo by kossi aguessy
p.s. (we are talking about the 2nd feature in the next post) stay tune. .
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#sculptures #sculptureart #sculptureartist #bwart #contemporaryafricanart #contemporarydesign #designart #ethereal #africanart #worldart #artmood #artnow #artaddict #iloveart #loveforart #artwordly #artgalleries #africanmask #africanmasks #africanculture #blackartmatters #blackartist #artblogger #visualarts #worldart #artshare #africandesign

May 2018 comment 8 star 132

Happy birthday, madda. brought the party to moms for her birthday. at home sip & paint night. thank you for all that you do and will continue to do for this family. she said today she's 30. which means she's now younger than me. 🤦
my favorite milwaukee artist is available to host private sip and paint nights for birthdays, anniversary's, or just to celebrate life. @kolajfloral thank you for an amazing event.
#sagittarius #birthdaygirl #sipandpaint #mke #kolajfloral #africanmasks

11 hours ago comment 0 star 16

Can’t wait to put these pretty babies on my bed! my mom got me the hypnotic set as an early xmas present, and i was able to snag the hamsa set on black friday for the low-low at @target #jungalowstyle 🍃
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#hamsa #target #quilt #hypnotic #makerscollective #justinablakeney #jungalowstyle #woodenmasks #africa #africanmasks #bohemianstyle #interiordesign #sanfrancisco #boho #boho #bedroom #quiltset

17 hours ago comment 1 star 5

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dan masks easily distinguish them among african art. the dan have inhabited the ivory coast and liberia since the eighth century b.c. a loose confederation of villages totaling some 350,000 individuals, they have spent much of their history battling neighboring tribes and sometimes each other. this gave them a ferocious reputation as each dan warrior sought tin: individual prestige or glory. this piece is an antique and is believed to be over 60 years old.

#dan #african #fineart #tribal #tribaltattoo #tribalcrafts #africanmask #africanmasks #africanculture #africantradition #congo #alkebulan #alkebulanfamily #smallbusiness #art #craft #mask #smallbusinesssaturday #ours #privateviewing #exclusive #privateviewingroom #showing #privatecollection #gallerywall

Yesterday comment 0 star 25

Via @herr.live ・・・
axel hoedt, rägemolli with bäregfriss, 2012⠀
the exhibition #powermask, which curated by #waltervanbeirendonck, shares the designer's fascination for the worlds of masks.⠀
#herrinspire #wereldmuseum #africanmasks #axelhoedt

Yesterday comment 4 star 972

Found these amazing masks up for grabs in the lounge area at my apartment complex. can’t wait to hang them 👺
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#masks #jungalowstyle #woodenmasks #africa #africanmasks #bohemianstyle #interiordesign #sanfrancisco #boho #bohostyle

Yesterday comment 1 star 5

Loot from the road —sourcing authentic cameroonian art & culture. dm for details. #thisisafrica #thisiscameroon #kribi #africanart #africanmasks #africansculpture #travelafrique #travelafrica #homedecor

Yesterday comment 0 star 22

Loot from the road —sourcing authentic cameroonian art & culture. dm for details. #thisisafrica #thisiscameroon #kribi #africanart #africanmasks #africansculpture #travelafrique #travelafrica #homedecor

Yesterday comment 3 star 18

Loot from the road —sourcing authentic cameroonian art & culture. dm for details. #thisisafrica #thisiscameroon #kribi #africanart #africanmasks #africansculpture #travelafrique #travelafrica #homedecor

Yesterday comment 4 star 32

Repost @casademansa go and check out our amazing rug collection at www.casademansa.com 👀

Yesterday comment 1 star 49

Go and check out our amazing rug collection at www.casademansa.com 👀👀👀.

Yesterday comment 2 star 31

#africanmasks#algeria#orintsoncanvas#momo#foodartist#newyork#toronto

Yesterday comment 0 star 28