African mask characteristics

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African mask characteristics

  1. 1. The design of most African masks are a symmetrical design.
  2. 2. Include patterns The zigzag lines flanking the face signify the "path of the ancestors."
  3. 3. The checkerboard pattern represents ignorance and knowledge, dark and light.
  4. 4. Enlarged facial features
  5. 5. The mask honors the spirit of the hawk in order to obtain its protection and blessings. Each mask has meaning to be used in a ceremony or dance.
  6. 6. Research •African mask and their meanings •Look at African Masks •What will you create?
  7. 7. What is due today? African Mask with • 3 patterns • Symmetrical design • Enlarged facial feature • Meaning of mask

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