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MASKS OF ZAMBIA

Masks are among the elements of great African art that have most evidently influenced European and Western art. In the 20th century, artistic movements such as cubism, fauvism and expressionism have often taken inspiration from the vast, diverse heritage of African masks. Influences of this heritage can also be found in other traditions such as South and Central American masked carnival parades. There are different subjects and styles of mask, including animals, feminine beauty and ancestor marks (the mask of the dead) to choose from. Taj Pamodzi has a collection of masks on a wall at the main entrance to the Lobby, which depicts the tradition of Zambia and provides guests with knowledge of the tradition.