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Ahoto African Mask
African masks, which can be traced back to Paleolithic times, have great cultural importance and are highly sought after by both museums and art collectors. Bearing religious, ceremonial, and cultural significance, African masks typically depict animal and human characteristics and are made from a variety of woods and materials. African masks often represent a spirit and are worn by a chosen dancer during various celebrations. Connecting the living with the dead, it is believed that the spirits of the ancestors possess the wearer of the African masks. Even today, African masks play a very important and deep role in telling the history of many African people and their ancestors.
The Ahoto African Mask is a symbol of freedom. Two giraffe heads are placed upon the forehead to represent flexibility & unrestraint.
The Ahoto African Mask is delicately hand carved from African Sese wood & detailed to perfection. Vibrant hues, metallic inlays and a textured design adorn this beautiful work of African art.
Dimensions for the Ahoto African Mask:
Width: 5 inches (12.7cm)
Height: 12.5 inches (31.75cm)
Weight: 0.75 pounds (0.34kg)
Note: The product weight, color and size may vary slightly from the stated information since these items are uniquely handcrafted resulting in minor inconsistencies.