African masks are the most popular pieces of African art
They are also considered to be among the finest pieces in the world of art and are usually highly sought after. They are usually carved out of wood, although some are made of cloth and other materials. They are sometimes decorated with beads and paint. Most masks are made not to look like real human faces. They are usually designed and created to provide somewhat of a shock value. They tend to convey various emotions such as sadness, anger or suspicion.