Douglas Curran Photography - 	"Nyau masks and rituals. The Secret spirit society of the Chewa peoples of Malawi.

Douglas Curran Photography - "Nyau masks and rituals. The Secret spirit society of the Chewa peoples of Malawi.

Mali, men with masks, men with stilts, men in traditional Dogon hats.

Mali, men with masks, men with stilts, men in traditional Dogon hats.

The cham mask. The cham dance is a lively masked and costumed dance associated with some sects of Buddhism, and is part of Buddhist festivals.

The cham mask. The cham dance is a lively masked and costumed dance associated with some sects of Buddhism, and is part of Buddhist festivals.

Africa | Komo society Bamana initiation helmet mask from the Senufo people of the Ivory Coast | Wood | ca. 1975 or earlier

Africa | Komo society Bamana initiation helmet mask from the Senufo people of the Ivory Coast | Wood | ca. 1975 or earlier

Dogan dancers

Dogan dancers

RAM HEAD CAP MASK   Image Rights & Reproductions Requirements culture Mossi people creation date 20th century

RAM HEAD CAP MASK Image Rights & Reproductions Requirements culture Mossi people creation date 20th century

Africa | Portrait of manifestation of an Egun - a voodoo ancestor spirit in Sakete, Benin. West Africa. 2005. |©Toby Adamson/Axiom

Africa | Portrait of manifestation of an Egun - a voodoo ancestor spirit in Sakete, Benin. West Africa. 2005. |©Toby Adamson/Axiom

Nigeria, close-up of Ibo adult male wearing shaggy masquerade costume, painted mask. Small group of adult males at left and right, wearing masks of knitted material. Small group of males looking on in background. Medium: Gelatin silver print; sepia.

Nigeria, close-up of Ibo adult male wearing shaggy masquerade costume, painted mask. Small group of adult males at left and right, wearing masks of knitted material. Small group of males looking on in background. Medium: Gelatin silver print; sepia.

Africa | Voodoo in Bénin, Egungun secret society | © Jean-Claude Moschetti

Africa | Voodoo in Bénin, Egungun secret society | © Jean-Claude Moschetti

Douglas Curran Photography - Nyau masks and rituals. The Secret spirit society of the Chewa peoples of Malawi.

Douglas Curran Photography - Nyau masks and rituals. The Secret spirit society of the Chewa peoples of Malawi.

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