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Dimensions: L:31.1in W:13in D:13.4in
Mambila wooden masks are typically handcrafted by skilled artisans using local woods, such as iroko or mahogany. Each mask is a unique creation, reflecting the artistic vision and skill of the individual craftsman. The designs of Mambila wooden masks often incorporate elongated faces with exaggerated features, such as elongated eyes, noses, and mouths. The masks can be painted or adorned with materials like cowrie shells, beads, or feathers to enhance their visual appeal. The colors used in the decoration may hold symbolic meaning or reflect the natural elements of the Mambila Plateau.
About the Tribe
The Mambila people are an ethnic group that inhabits the Mambila Plateau, located in the eastern part of Nigeria, near the border with Cameroon. They are primarily concentrated in Taraba State, Nigeria. The Mambila tribe is known for its unique culture, rich traditions, and artistic heritage. The Mambila people have a distinct language called Mambila, which belongs to the Niger-Congo language family. The Mambila are recognized for their skilled craftsmanship, particularly in pottery, weaving, wood carving and metalwork.
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