A look at histories and historical narratives of people around the Africana World.
Africans have been known to have a history of wearing masks during celebrations such as rituals and ceremonies. It has been said that these masks were developed before the Paleolithic age. These masks demonstrate spirits, ancestors, moral values, or a form of honoring a person. These masks have been made from wood, bronze, copper, textiles, and pottery. Furthermore, the details within the masks originate from animal teeth, skin, hair, bones and horns. They are most commonly shaped like either a human's face, muzzle, or some sort of animal. Antelopes are the animals that are most commonly used because it symbolizes agriculture and is usually worn by people who want to grow their crops. Masks have been a great portion of African history and is a major part of their culture.