Looking for something bold to add to your home decor? African masks are a great way to accomplish this. Although today some use African masks for decoration, their traditional function is in rituals and ceremonies.
The ngil (gorilla) masks of the Fang people of Cameroon were worn by members of a male society of the same name during the initiation of new members. The mask represents the head of a gorilla, a strong and formidable animal with which the candidate identifies after his acceptance into the association. The ritual is also used to fight against witchcraft, especially poisoning.
If you're looking for an art piece that really brings another dimension to your living space, nothing does it quite like an authentic African mask. Perhaps it is because masks are three dimensional artwork or perhaps it is because African masks are often so fearsome or expressive. Either way, they command attention and bring a whole new level of energy into a space, not to mention aesthetics.
11.5 x 9 inches
3 inch depth
AFRK World Market does not carry mass produced masks. If you like and it speaks to you, buy it, because there is only one.
Traditional African mask, Fang, Fang tribe, Cameroon