Culture of Gabon - Masks


Gabon also features internationally celebrated masks, such as the n'goltang (Fang) and the relicary figures of the Kota. Each group has its own set of masks used for various reasons. They are mostly used in traditional ceremonies such as marriage, birth and funerals. Traditionalists mainly work with rare local woods and other precious materials.

Read more about this topic:  Culture Of Gabon

Other articles related to "masks, mask":

Combat Diving - Equipment - Masks
... Some frogmen use an ordinary diving mask some use a fullface mask, which is less easily lost underwater ... The older type of British frogman's and naval diving mask was full face and had a mouthpiece inside it ... This is to avoid a searchlight or other lights reflecting off the mask window and thus revealing his presence, but it exposes the eyeballs to any pollution, poison, or ...
List Of Halloween Characters - C - Conal Cochran
... children using his popular Halloween masks ... the film, he is vaporized by the Stonehenge rune he was using to create his masks ... sadist, the malevolent predator on the lives of innocent children, transforming their masks into deadly weapons of destruction." ...
San Luis Acatlán - The Town - Atlzazilistle (Festival To Petition For Rain)
... begins on the last days of the festival when men in masks, wearing jute sacks and carrying whips, called "tlacololeros" move in procession to the community leader's house ... Last but not least, in the center of the town, men with leather masks, huge gloves and orange, yellow or green overalls painted to make them look like tigers (or sometimes jaguars) gather ... Younger boys, are dressed similarly by their fathers, with cardboard masks and have the tasks of keeping the crowds back and sometimes helping one tiger against another ...
Leatherface - Mask
... In the original film, Leatherface wore three different masks the "Killing Mask", "Old Lady Mask" and "Pretty Woman Mask" ... Gunnar Hansen commented "The reason he wore a mask, according to Tobe and Kim, was that the mask really determined his personality ... Who he wanted to be that day determined what mask he put on ...

Famous quotes containing the word masks:

    Life will show you masks that are worth all of your carnivals.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    I can love both fair and brown;
    Her whom abundance melts, and her whom want betrays;
    Her who loves loneness best, and her who masks and plays;
    Her whom the country formed, and whom the town;
    Her who believes, and her who tries;
    Her who still weeps with spongy eyes;
    And her who is dry cork, and never cries.
    I can love her, and her, and you and you,
    I can love any, so she be not true.
    John Donne (1572–1631)