<ul><li>The earliest African masks appeared even before  </li></ul><ul><li>Paleolithic times. </li></ul><ul><li>African ma...
 
 
<ul><li>By secret societies for induction ceremonies </li></ul><ul><li>At funerals to honor the dead and their spirits </l...
 
<ul><li>Decide on a theme for the mask, whether it will depict a regular person, tribal chief, mythological figure, or an ...
<ul><li>African masks history and meaning . (2000). Retrieved from  http://www.rebirth.co.za/African_mask_history_and_mean...
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  1. 2. <ul><li>The earliest African masks appeared even before </li></ul><ul><li>Paleolithic times. </li></ul><ul><li>African masks are considered amongst the finest creations </li></ul><ul><li>in the art world and are highly sought after by art collectors. </li></ul><ul><li>Throughout time the masks have been used to </li></ul><ul><li>differentiate class, religious, and economic statuses. </li></ul><ul><li>Masks have made by native societies of Africa to honor a </li></ul><ul><li>particular king, chief or other authority for centuries. </li></ul><ul><li>Masks often represent a spirit and it is strongly believed that the spirit of the ancestors possesses the wearer. </li></ul>
  2. 5. <ul><li>By secret societies for induction ceremonies </li></ul><ul><li>At funerals to honor the dead and their spirits </li></ul><ul><li>To celebrate a child becoming an adult </li></ul><ul><li>To celebrate the harvest of crops </li></ul><ul><li>To celebrate the end of a war </li></ul><ul><li>For any type of gathering </li></ul>
  3. 7. <ul><li>Decide on a theme for the mask, whether it will depict a regular person, tribal chief, mythological figure, or an animal. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a shape for the base of the mask. Traditionally, the base would be oval or rectangular. Use a template, such as a plate or empty food container, that is about the size of your face . </li></ul><ul><li>Add a chin, ears and horns if you would like. </li></ul><ul><li>Cut out slits for the eyes, nose, and mouth if you would like. </li></ul><ul><li>Add dimension to your mask by adding more layers of paper to build up certain areas, such as the nose, brow, and mouth. </li></ul><ul><li>Add details by gluing on more paper, such as stripes, spirals, symbols or spots. </li></ul><ul><li>Add hair if you would like. </li></ul><ul><li>Punch holes in the sides of your mask if you would like to wear it. Thread ribbon </li></ul><ul><li> through the holes. </li></ul>
  4. 8. <ul><li>African masks history and meaning . (2000). Retrieved from http://www.rebirth.co.za/African_mask_history_and_meaning.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Nakate, Shashank (2010, February 2). African masks history . Retrieved from http://www.buzzle.com/articles/african-masks-history.html </li></ul><ul><li>The importance of african masks . (2007, November 26). Retrieved from http://www.african- tribal-art.net/?page_id=2 </li></ul><ul><li>Wright, Mackenzie. (2011, February 4). How to make African paper masks . Retrieved from http://www.ehow.com/how_4856978_make-paper-african-masks.html </li></ul>
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