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African Teke Masks

Teke moon shaped masks are worn by members of the Kiduma - a secret society that takes charge of social celebrations and rituals.

The mask is held in place with a bite bar at the back which the wearer holds in his teeth.

These masks are usually decorated with geometric symbols and divided by a horizontal stripe. They are coloured with clay and paint.


In year 4 we made our own masks using acrylic paint, as part of our painting and printing art lessons.

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