The Art of African Masks: Exploring Cultural Traditions
Art around the World introduces children to different cultures by examining the arts of each. Complete with full-color reproductions of the art, each book in this deeply researched collection discusses the cultural traditions behind the art, how the art was made, the geography and resources of the area, and the lifestyles of the people. Supports the national curriculum standards Culture; Time, Continuity, and Change; individual Development and Identity; and Global Connections as outlined by the National Council for the Social Studies.
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Introduction to Masks
The Western Sudan
West Africa and the Guinea Coast
adze African Art African masks amulets ancestors Angola animals Arthur and Margaret artists Bakwele Bamana Bamum Benin Bequest of Nelson Buffalo Mask Burkina Faso Bwami Mask Cameroon carver Central Africa Central African Republic Chokwe coming-of-age ceremonies Congo costume COTE D'lVOIRE cowrie shells crops dance dancers decorated Democratic Republic Disc-Shaped Mask ethnic group farming feathers fiber forest funerals Gabon Gela Mask Guinea Coast Guro Heart-Shaped Mask horns hunt Ivory Coast Katherine Wetzel kifwebe king kwifoyn Lega legendary Lerner Publications Company Liberia live Luba Mali Margaret Glasgow Fund Mask Figure 12 Mask The Ancient mask-making societies masks represent Metropolitan Museum Minneapolis Museum of Art Mwana Pwo Ngady Amwaash Mask Nigeria painted Panya Ngombe Mask particular mask photo by Katherine rites Rockefeller Memorial Collection savanna Seattle Art Museum Secret associations Senufo Songhay Teke traditional Tyi Wara type of mask village Virginia Museum Western Sudan wood worn Yoruba Zaire Zamble