200322 Large Old & Tribal used African Mask from the Fang Gabon
Large old tribal used Impressive african Ngil mask from the Fang, Gabon. This type of mask appears in a secret society and serves to fight witchcraft. Hand carved from a single piece of wood. The people that are called Fang in the geographic or ethnographic literature number 800,000 and constitute a vast mosaic of village communities, established in a large zone of Atlantic equatorial Africa comprising Cameroon, continental equatorial Guinea and nearly the whole north of Gabon, on the right bank of the Ogowe River. Historically the Fang were itinerant, and it is relatively receiiiii that they have settled into this broad area. The migratory existence of the Fang prohibited the creation of ancestral shrines at gravesites. Instead, the remains of the important dead, in the form of the skull and other bones, were carried from place to place in a cylindrical bark box. The great rain forest region where the Fang settled is a plateau of middle altitude, cut by innumerable waters with falls and rapids rendering navigation for the most part impossible, and with a climate typically equatorial.
Fang are principally hunters but also agriculturists. Their social structure is based on a clan, a group of individuals with a common ancestor, and on the family. The stand is NOT included. No hassles, no questions asked.
We are usually able to respond within 24 hours. The item "200322 Large Old & Tribal used African Mask from the Fang Gabon" is in sale since Saturday, March 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Masks". The seller is "africa-gallery" and is located in Hengelo OV. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Tribe: Fang
- Maker: Fang people
- Material: Wood
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Type: Masks