Africa

Ekoi animal skin masks

aaaMystrySolvd-1067The Ekoi-speaking peoples (also called Ejagham) are best known for their large, skin-covered masks, which may have one, two or even three faces, and for their smaller headpieces, which represent a head or an entire figure. In the old days human skin was said to be used by the Leopard Society members who used the masks in their rituals. These skin-covered helmet-masks are unique in Africa. They can only be found in the Cross River region of southeast Nigeria and a part of Cameroon. Unfortunately, we don’t see nice ones like this on the market often.  Bob, 1067

 

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