Masks are often a part of the African culture. Used in dance or ceremonial purposes, African masks can have a religious meaning. The carver of the mask will look to their ancestors for guidance while carving the mask.
Mourning Mask for Dave Neel Senior Pacific Northwest Coast Native Indian mask Mourning masks have long been used among Northwest Native American people to portray their ancestors. This mask depicts my late father, Dave Neel Senior, who was a Kwakiutl art