2008 CALENDARS - AFRICAN MASKS

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Pomegranate Calendar
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Since ancient times, masks have been at the center of African ceremonial and social life. Their functions are complex and varied; they validate political authority, initiate youths into adulthood, protect communities from witchcraft, assist the spirits of the dead, and teach social values. The mask transforms its wearer into an expression of a spirit force, which comes to life through music, dance, or ceremony. The twelve striking masks in this calendar were made during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and represent ten different African cultures.

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User Review  - imani28 - Overstock.com

We have masks in our home from all over the Continent of Africa along with other nice pieces of art. This calendar is a welcomed compliment. Read full review

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