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The Spirit of Masks Rhythm, according to African myth, existed at the beginning of time and is thought to be the source of worlds and their inhabitants. It is the essence of the universe, the fluid energy that runs through all beings; human, animal and plant. It is the magical point of contact of man with nature. Existence is accompanied by dance, the element that animates life and makes it understandable. African dance masks are made with movement in mind. The mask is the vessel that connects man to the spirit world and to the essence of the universe. The mask dancer assumes a new personality, joining with the cosmic energy of the universe. This puts him in contact with the mysterious forces that control him and he gains the capacity to modify human reality and develop it to his own advantage. African ancestors and the symbolic human and animal figures of folklore are part of the spirit world. The dancer becomes the mask he wears and enters the spirit world when he assumes his new personality. Under the spell of the mask, he is able to communicate with the spirits and identify himself with their greatness. He becomes purified and is able to draw from them a new vital energy. The moral and physical strength regenerated in him allows him to face complexities and hostilities which confront him daily. By tapping into the essence of the universe, his renewed vitality dissipates the evil he encounters, changing it into something less harmful.

  • 12.5

    12.5" Baule Mask

    Female  Baule Mask Ivory Coast 12.5" Tall x 6.5" Wide  

    $125.00

    $125.00

  • 15

    15" Dan Mask

     Dan Racer Mask Liberia & Ivory Coast Slit Eyes Indicate a Female Dan Mask Measures 15" Tall and 10" Wide Hair to …

    $125.00

    $125.00

  • 17

    17" Baule Ram Mask

    Baule Ram's Head Mask Ivory Coast Beautiful, heavy mask   17" Tall x 13" Wide    …

    $275.00

    $275.00

  • 17

    17" Dan Racer Mask

     Dan Racer Mask Liberia & Ivory Coast The Dan racing mask has a pointed face and typical large circular eyes.  Tr…

    $125.00

    $125.00

  • 18.5

    18.5" Bete Bird Mask

     Bete Bird Mask Ivory Coast 18.5" Long x 5" Wide  

    $125.00

    $125.00

  • 19

    19" Bembe Antelope Mask

    Bembe Antelope Mask Ivory Coast 19" Tall x 7" Wide   

    $125.00

    $125.00

  • 20

    20" Baule Goli Mask

     Baule Goli Mask Northern  Ivory Coast The disk shaped Kplekple facemasks include antelope shaped horns, round eye…

    $200.00

    $200.00

  • Bobo Mask

    Bobo Mask

     Bobo Mask Burkina Faso Hippo-Animal with Teeth 16" long x 6" wide x 7" tall

    $125.00

    $125.00

  • Bobo Mask

    Bobo Mask

     Bobo Mask Burkina Faso Zebra-like Animal 13" long x 6" wide x 8" tall   

    $125.00

    $125.00

  • Hmambukushu Dishukeke Wig

    Hmambukushu Dishukeke Wig

    The Hmambukushu, also commonly called the Mambukushu, came to the northern region of Botswana from neighboring Namibia. …

    $300.00

    $300.00

  • Small Dogon Mask

    Small Dogon Mask

     Small Dogon mask collected in the village of Ennde on the Bandiagra Escarpment in Mali Measures 11" tall x 3.5" wide…

    $25.00

    $25.00

  • Suku Helmet mask

    Suku Helmet mask

    This nice Helmet Mask is made by the Suku people of the Congo. According to the mask dealer at the Rosebank Market in Jo…

    $300.00

    $300.00

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