DecorativeTribal Mask Cameroon
Decorative Tribal Mask Cameroon (Fang Tribe)
Ritual and ceremonial masks are an essential feature of the traditional culture of the peoples of Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Fang tribe form part of the Beti-Pahuin who are a Bantu ethnic group located in rain forest regions of Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and São Tomé and Príncipe. Though they separate themselves into several individual clans, they all share a common origin, history and culture.
The Fang ethnic groups live in small, roadside villages of no more than a few hundred inhabitants. These villages are mostly linear, with houses paralleling the road and backed by forest. The typical dwelling unit is constructed of dried-mud bricks placed onto a bamboo frame and roofed with raffia-palm fronds.
This piece is a decorative mask, and was used in a traditional ceremonies.
Made in Central Africa
Length: 89 cm
Width: 33 cm
Weight: 3.2 kg