Faces from Africa (1)

Face to face

 

A few years ago, at an auction sale, I bought a collection of, what I think are, African masks and carvings.  They fascinated me although I knew (and still know) nothing of their true ethnic origins.  They were bought purely for their decorative properties.  It seemed a good idea at the time but I have never found a use for them, nor was I able to raise any interest on ebay!  Perhaps their hour has come!

The average height of the originals is around 30cm.  Because they are individual items I have ‘created’ backgrounds that I feel to be appropriate and have occasionally adjusted saturation and contrast levels to make details a little more clear.  It is my intention to post the resulting images in small groups under the heading Faces from Africa.  This post comprises the first selection.

 

 

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3 responses to “Faces from Africa (1)

  1. I wonder if the first could be from Kenya, specifically the Turkana people? The second I’m not sure, somehow it doesn’t look African to me – but I’m no expert!

    • I appreciate your suggestion Noeline. I’d forgotten your South African ‘roots’. I look forward to reading your thoughts on the others.

  2. Pingback: Faces of Africa (2) | Louis' Page

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