Traditional African masks - Wikipedia

The mask wearer thus becomes a sort of medium that allows for a dialogue between the community and the spirits (usually those of the dead or nature-related spirits). Masked dances are a part of most traditional African ceremonies related to weddings, funerals, initiation rites, and so on.…

What Does The Mask Mean? - AFRICAN ANIMAL MASKS: AIDAN

If one was to make a mask that was a animal or had animal features it would represent a spirit animal guiding the person wearing that mask. The most common animal used for masks are buffalo, hyena, crocodile, and antelo  pe.  Antelope = agriculture, enable better crops Elephant = wealth, success Lion = royalty Zebra = unity Hippo ...…