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African
masks
The features of African
masks
• Pattern
designs of
African
masks.

p3

•Enlarged
facial
features

P4

• Symmetric
al patte...
Pattern design of African masks!
The zigzag lines flanking the face signifies the “path of the ancestors”. The
checkerboar...
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 sym...
Mali masks
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 ...
What is the function of the African masks?

They were crafted to help communicate with
ancestors.
Any questions ?
No questions ok, thank you
Thanks for listening

By: Natolie Biya
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What are the masks used for?
What is the function of the masks.
Pattern design of African masks.
Enlarged facial features.
Symmetrical pattern designs.

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Features of African masks

  1. 1. African masks
  2. 2. The features of African masks • Pattern designs of African masks. p3 •Enlarged facial features P4 • Symmetric al pattern designs. p5
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Enlarged facial features Enlarged facial features has a really important meaning behind this which could be read.
  5. 5. Symmetrical pattern design The design of most African masks are a symmetrical design. Even the patterns are some times symmetrical to each other.
  6. 6. Mali masks 1) What were they used for? 2) What is the function of it?
  7. 7. 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 tribal masks.
  8. 8. What is the function of the African masks? They were crafted to help communicate with ancestors.
  9. 9. Any questions ? No questions ok, thank you
  10. 10. Thanks for listening By: Natolie Biya

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