African Masks - Teke

Teke moon shaped masks are worn by members of the Kiduma - a secret society that takes charge of social celebrations and rituals.

The mask is held in place with a bite bar at the back which the wearer holds in his teeth.

These masks are usually decorated with geometric symbols and divided by a horizontal stripe. They are colored with clay and paint.

THE TEKE TERRITORY MAP
(mouse-over map for a closer view)

The Teke people come from the Congo Republics and Gabon. They are well known as traders and the name 'teke' means 'to buy'.

Teke Mask Line Drawing
TEKE MASK CLIP ART
(click on our drawing for an A4 image that you may print and color or use to help you draw this mask )