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A Yoruba divination tray, Nigeria, 19th century. Size: 42 cm diameter. Photo: Oliver Hoare Ltd.

A Yoruba divination tray, Nigeria, century. Photo: Oliver Hoare Ltd.

Africa | Mask from the Bete people of Ivory Coast or Liberia | Wood and metal | ca. early to mid 20th century

Mask from the Bete people of Ivory Coast or Liberia, Wood and metal, ca.

Africa | Mask from the Fang people of Gabon. Traditionally these types of masks were worn by the Ngil society to ensure the adherence of the community to the law and social order.

Africa Mask from the Fang people of Gabon. Traditionally these types of masks were worn by the Ngil society to ensure the adherence of the community to the law and social order.

Gabonese Republic | République Gabonaise

African Tribal Art Masks

As documented by Hans Silvester "Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa"     In the area bordering Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan, personal decoration created with the help of friends (and without mirrors)  MORE at link!

Out of Africa: The incredible tribal fashion show inspired by Mother Nature

Surma and Mursi body art Omo Valley, East Africa Photo by Hans Silvester from the book "Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa"

Mursi Tribe, Ethiopia                                                                                                                                                      More

Learn About The Robust And Attractive African Art

Cultures in Africa, beautiful, what a work of art. its incredible! Ideas for Chanzzu face paint

“Women of the African Ark series. Rashaida woman dancing, Eritrea.” Photograph by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher.  *Sorry the top is a bit torn.

Women of the African Ark - Rashaida woman dancing, Eritrea. Photography by Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

fernsandmoss: National Geographic November 1966

fernsandmoss: National Geographic November 1966 (Art Comes First)

Love this it's beautiful "Proud Primitives, the Nuba People" by Oskar and Horst Luz @ National Geographic November 1966 // "In the mountains of southern Sudan some 50 groups perpetuate distinctive dialects and customs, including whole- body scarification"

africa-triple-face-mask-from-the-lega-or-lengola:  - ART of AFRIKA

'Triple Face' mask from the Lega-Lengola people of Zaire (DR Congo). Wood, white kaolin, encrusted patina, c. via Artenegro

African School - Kifwebe Mask, Luba Culture, from Democratic Republic of Congo

African School - Kifwebe Mask, Luba Culture, from Democratic Republic of Congo - Fine Arts Reproduction

Gallery of rare African Masks - African Masques Chokwe Mask

Gallery of rare African Masks - African Masques Chokwe Mask