African art and masks of the Tikar. This African mask from the Tikar people of Cameroon is hand carved of wood, and features finely detailed brass embellishment to the eyes and forehead.
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Size: 20 cm
African art and masks of the Tikar. This African mask from the Tikar people of Cameroon is hand carved of wood, and features finely detailed brass embellishment to the eyes and forehead. . Tikar masks, with their ritual scarification's and formalized hair styles, are some of the most desirable in African art.
This legendary tribe from Cameroon is a family-oriented culture, and three or more generations may share the same house, as well as in-laws, aunts and cousins. According to custom, when the Tikar king met with his people, they all wore this type of mask
Masks of this type are used during agricultural festivities, such as during harvest ceremonies. The basic concept of these rituals was the belief that the soil is sacred, because it belonged to the ancestors. Therefore, once the harvest is good, there is a great reason to celebrate and be grateful to them.
To view our other mask or a different Tikar mask style please return to our African mask Gallery
All sizes listed are approximate. The Tikar mask you purchase and receive may differ just slightly in size, look, and/or color from the Tikar mask shown in the picture because each mask is hand carved and hand painted by individual artists. No two masks are exactly the same.