West African Value Arts

West African Value Arts

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  • West Africans made ornate statues they were made of wood, brass, clay, ivory, stone and other materials.
  • They were also usually for religious reasons.
  • Most statues are of people.
  • They would carve elaborate mask made of wood. They would paint them after they were carved. They were often wore for rituals.
  • Mask and clothing
  • They were also known for their hand woven clothes called kente. They were usually brightly colored. Kings, Queens wore a kente on special occasions.
  • Many African societies were involved in music and dance. They are important visual arts. It wasn't just great entertainment but they also helped honor their history. Dance was used to celebrate specific events and so was music.
  • Music and Dance
  • Laaaa!
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