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African tribal wooden mask
African tribal wooden mask made of 268 pictures. This is a simplified model from a 23M Tri model.
Traditional African masks are one of the elements of great African art that have most evidently influenced Europe and Western art in general; in the 20th century, artistic movements such as cubism, fauvism and expressionism have often taken inspiration from the vast and diverse heritage of African masks.
In most traditional African cultures, the person who wears a ritual mask conceptually loses his or her human life and turns into the spirit represented by the mask itself.This transformation of the mask wearer into a spirit usually relies on other practices, such as specific types of music and dance, or ritual costumes that contribute to conceal the mask-wearer’s human identity. Masked dances are a part of most traditional African ceremonies related to weddings, funerals, initiation rites, and so on. (Wikipedia)