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Africa | Mask Ensemble of the Kuosi Society Member. Bamileke people, Cameroon | ca. 19th - 20th century | Fabric, monkey fur, glass beads, feathers, reeds, string, horsetail, ivory

Africa | Mask Ensemble of the Kuosi Society Member. Bamileke people, Cameroon | ca. 19th - 20th century | Fabric, monkey fur, glass beads, feathers, reeds, string, horsetail, ivory

Nwantantay Plank Masks. Bwa Peoples. Burkina Faso, Africa.

Nwantantay Plank Masks. Bwa Peoples. Burkina Faso, Africa.

Bamileke Beaded Elephant Mask, Cameroon  These masks, with beads carefully embroidered onto cloth, take the form of an important royal icon, the elephant, with its long trunk and large ears. The patterns on the front and back panels suggest another royal icon, the leopard. The display of wearing these richly embellished masks and other regalia at court ceremonies was the best evidence of the wealth of a Bamileke kingdom.

Bamileke Beaded Elephant Mask, Cameroon These masks, with beads carefully embroidered onto cloth, take the form of an important royal icon, the elephant, with its long trunk and large ears. The patterns on the front and back panels suggest another royal icon, the leopard. The display of wearing these richly embellished masks and other regalia at court ceremonies was the best evidence of the wealth of a Bamileke kingdom.

Africa | "Ngil" mask from the Fang people of Gabon, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea | Wood, pigments and kaolin.

Africa | "Ngil" mask from the Fang people of Gabon, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea | Wood, pigments and kaolin.

Bamileke beaded Elephant mask, Cameroon

Bamileke beaded Elephant mask, Cameroon

Bamileke Beaded Elephant Mask 15, Cameroon

Bamileke Beaded Elephant Mask 15, Cameroon

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A Moment for the Bauhaus Ballet | Hint Fashion Magazine

A Moment for the Bauhaus Ballet | Hint Fashion Magazine

the-two-germanys:  Feather masks, New Guinea.Postcard, Australia.

the-two-germanys: Feather masks, New Guinea.Postcard, Australia.

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