Ceramic Masks

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Masks of Africa: Since the earliest times masks have played an important role in the culture of Africa. Masks have varied in appearance and function. Many masks are associated with religious ceremonies, myth, dance, rituals or are concerned with spirits of the dead, rites, or even curing sickness. The mask has been used by the Africans mainly to solve major human and social problems. When a man wears a mask his identity is hidden and …

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…present time masks are less important due to the fact that humans have become more civilized and intellectual and have solved many problems that were found to be unsolvable in the past, such as Medical and technological advancements used to cure the sick and advancements in agriculture used to maximize crop. But yet many of the myths and rituals are still followed till this day, as they are a part of the culture of Africa.