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
Africa | Chikunza ~ Makishi ~ mask from the Chokwe people of Angola/Zambia | Paint, resin, fabric, wood and rope. | The makishis all represent ancestor spirits and are associated with human fertility, abundance of natural resources and prosperity. This mask performs at male initiation ceremonies on behalf of the initiates and the village that hosts the initiation.
African Masks - Chokwe Chikunza mask from Zambia
tigers - toilet rolls and egg box heads
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.