Friday, June 03, 2005

Not enough people have African masks in their homes. Did you know that some of these are being used to this day. Granted, it's getting very hard to find masks that haven't been made for the tourist trade, but they're still out there.

This one is from the Igboo tribe. Not to worry... it's not a 'power' mask. It's not new, but it's also not that old and if it was used, it would have likely been for a public type celebration or ceremony.

Yes, I'm still trying to fight off boredom. Hopefully, I'll be able to ratchet my mood up a bit as we head into the weekend. We'll see... Posted by Hello


joanne said...

I'm sorry but that mask reminds me of the Jim Carrey movie. Especially the part where the dog has the mask on.

Shawn said...

Does that make it spooky, or kooky?

Just be glad I didn't do a pic of the Kuyu mask I have... that one's spooky. It was for wearing when the shaman-type guy was looking for witches who were usually guys and always responsible for any mishaps... The good news is that they usually didn't even know they had done anything and could make ammends with a bag o' grain or something...