Passport Mask from Cameroon

$ 44.00

Passport Mask from Cameroon

Before there were paper passports, Africans used colorful masks to identify their tribes or countries of origin when traveling across the continent;

All the tribes or countries identified themselves with their own special colors and symbols, much like our sports teams do today. All the tribes or countries identified themselves with their own special colors and symbols, much like our sports teams do today;

In addition to colors, countries incorporated local animals into their masks, similar to the way we have state and national birds and animals. This one has subtle horns;

This is an antique piece, making it a classic piece of African history.  

Width: 24 cm, Height: 46 cm;

Weight: 1.5 kg;

Made in Central Africa.