The features of African
Pattern design of African masks!
The zigzag lines flanking the face signifies the “path of the ancestors”. The
checkerboard pattern represents the ignorance and knowledge, dark and light.
Enlarged facial features
Enlarged facial features has a really important meaning
behind this which could be read.
Symmetrical pattern design
The design of most African masks are a symmetrical design. Even the
patterns are some times symmetrical to each other.
1) What were they used for?
2) What is the function of it?
What is the use of African masks?
The African tribal masks are a very important part
of mystical history in Africa. They are an important
part of African ceremonies, initiations, rituals,
celebrations and secret communities. Song, prayer
and dance are typically involved in use of the
What is the function of the African masks?
They were crafted to help communicate with