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tribal art has many dimensions. Dance masks are used in African village
ceremonies to placate the spirit world, to propitiate good health and
harvest, to protect deceased loved ones on their journey to the other
world, to discipline and educate, and more. Carvings are made to protect
the village from bush spirits or to please a spouse in the other world.
Textiles are created to clothe, decorate, and demonstrate domestic skills.
Jewelry is crafted to adorn the body. Pottery, musical instruments,
and implements are designed to reinforce cultural values and bring beauty
to every day life.
This is what African tribal art.