Saturday, November 27, 2010

Nov Beaded Journal Project - Fang Inspired Mask


I have always loved faces and masks and didn't want the year to slip by without making one. I like African masks for their simplicity and use of color. We have a few masks made by the Fang tribe. They use little color in the masks and use the wood carving to depict shadowing and different effects. The eyes, nose and round mouth are typical features of their masks.

The jury was out as to whether I should add fringe and/or hair to this mask. As mentioned, the masks are quite plain so for now I will leave it as is.

2 comments:

Robbie said...

Nice replica of an African mask! They would look good all laid out in some type of shadow box...cool idea and nice beading!

Beading Eyes said...

Very nicely done, I love visiting your blog.