There are an enormous variety of African Masks used in Africa. Masks are used in masquerades that form part of religious ceremonies enacted to communicate with spirits and ancestors. The masks are usually carved with an extraordinary skill and variety by artists who will usually have received their training as an apprentice to a master carver, frequently it is a tradition that has been passed down within a family through many generations. Such an artist holds a respected position in tribal society because of the work that he/she creates, embodying not only complex craft techniques but also spiritual/social and symbolic knowledge.

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