Woyo masks are ritual masks made by the Woyo people of Central Africa.

Meaning and colorsEdit

The Woyo masks are typically made out of wood, and painted with contrasting colors, often in dots and the colors used had symbolic meaning and were even sometimes repainted, symbolizing rebirth, or to restore the power of the mask.[1] They were worn in ceremonial dances known as the ndunga. They are also decorated with sacred objects known as nkissi.[2]

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "African Masks - Woyo". Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  2. ^ "Woyo Tribes - African Tribes". Retrieved 2016-11-14.