African Homage Collection – Toma Landai initiation mask – The Toma live in the rain forest, northwest of Liberia, western Sierra Leone, and eastern Guinea.
This flat “mask” stems from the area of the upper Ogowe and is used in ceremonies of the secret society KIDUMU.
The Grebo are a West African people in east-central and south-eastern Liberia and western Ivory Coast, in a largely forested area.
What is wrong with African arts and masks exhibited in museum, private collection, or gallery, departed from their environment and/ or atmosphere?
African mask Igbo , collection African Homage. The Igbo people inhabits both sides of the Niger river.
Luba kifewebe mask – The Luba are one of the Bantu peoples of Central Africa, and the largest ethnic group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Eket Mask – African Homage’s collection – The Eket are a sub-group of the Ibibio people.
Lele Mask – The Lele/ Bashilele/ Usilele people, leave in the west edge of the Kasai-Occidental Province, west of the Kasai River, north of the Pende.
Yaka Mask – This mask, with depiction of two abstract birds, belongs to a tradition appearing in initiation and circumcision rituals of the boys (mukhanda).
Grebo masks were early seen in Paris at the beginning of the XXth century. They attracted the attention of Picasso who was inspired by a Grebo mask.