Art for Kids: African Art
Africa | A Zulu wears an elaborate headdress, South Africa. | © Charles & Josette Lenars/Corbis
wk 13/14 Paper plate african necklaces
Chikunza mask Chokwe people, Angola/Zambia 44 inches, paint, resin, fabric, wood, rope A large, rigid circumcision mask that fits over the head. Very handsome, and strong enough to be danced time and time again. It is made of heavy, mealie bag cloth from the bags in which dry mush is sold, which is stretched over a wooden frame. Perfect condition.
African Masks - Chokwe Chikunza mask from Zambia
Once upon an Art Room: African Necklaces (Paper Plates)
African Masks - Project #7 - United Art and Education
tigers - toilet rolls and egg box heads
Africa | People. Young Surma Girl, Ehtiopia A lacy pattern of delicate dots decorates the face of a young Surma girl. Her clay earplug enhaces her beauty. Photo by Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher, from their book Faces of Africa.
This is what I have been saving that bag of raffia for.
purposes of masks, African art, and the meaning behind some of the symbols/designs commonly used in African art. make the point that African art is always meaningful to the artist, has some symbolic meaning behind the shapes & colors, and is almost always useful or functional. With these key features in mind, students can understand African culture a little deeper.