Female Figure Raised Arms, Dogon Mask

June 2, 2018

The Dogon people have a highly active and developed mask culture. Some of their masks can be up to 20 feet tall, early 20th century. Kanaga masks are the most important culturally because they represent the first human beings and the Dogon people believe that these masks danced during the Dama ceremonies create a link into the spirit world.

Without the Kanaga mask, the human spirit cannot cross over to a peaceful state in the supernatural world.

Kanaga masks are danced while on stilts at the Dama ceremonies once every five years. Some masks may show a dark patina, including African repairs $ 350

This is a Fair Trade Federation Member piece with funds from the sale going back to Africa.

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Harlem World Magazine, 2521 1/2 west 42nd street, Los Angeles, CA, 90008, https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact
We're your source for local coverage, we count on your support. SPONSOR US!
Your support is crucial in maintaining a healthy democracy and quality journalism. With your contribution, we can continue to provide engaging news and free access to all.
accepted credit cards

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related Articles