Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Animal Kingdom Lodge Art Spotlight: Boki Funeral Headcrest

We had previously shown you another head crest at Kidani Village from the Boki people of Nigeria. This tribe lives in the area around the Cross River which has dense rain forests. The area is mostly untouched by civilization with much of the jungle not accessible by car.

These masks are common in ceremonies. The one shown here was used during funerals in order to communicate with the spirit world. It has both a male and female face, which was also common in the Boki design. Another typical design is the protruding eyes and mouth. This mask also has facial scarification which the Boki used.

By Safari Mike (@JamboEveryone)

1 comment:

  1. Kidani Village is a Disney vacations club. It was opened for the visitors on May 1, 2009. I have great experience of this place a month ago during my boston to washington dc bus tours with my friends. This awesome spot was designed with three themes, Fabric, Proverbs, and Art. I think it is one of the most beautiful and stunning creation of animal kingdom.