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Lega Mask Construction

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Lega Mask represent the rank of it’s owner in the Bwami culture

They are known as “initiation objects”

Lega mask are divide into five types in correspondence to material, size, and form: lukwakongo, kayam-ba, idimu, muminia, and lukungu.

Lega MaskHistory

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The Lega people can be found in Africa. They are from the Southeastern region of Congo, know as Zaire.

In the 16th century the Lega began to migrate from modern day Uganda to where they are currently located.

The Lega still control this region today.

Lega PeopleWhere are they from?

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http://www.uiowa.edu/~africart/toc/people/Lega.html

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The Lega mask can be given different uses and meanings depending on the context of the

performanceIn Bwami ceremonies, masks are attached to different parts of the body, piled in stacks, hung on fences, displayed, dragged on the ground, and occasionally worn on the forehead with the beard draping over the face of the wearer.

Lega MaskHistory

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Each mask is painted using very natural/neutral colors. The face is typically painted to be lighter than the rest of the mask and the raffia used to make the beards on the mask are used with very natural colors, found in nature.

Lega Mask

Formal Component

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For this project each student will learn a brief history of the Lega people and the masks worn by this tribe. Then each student will create their own, unique Lega Mask out of paper

mached

cardboard.

Lega MaskProduction Activity

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Cardboard

Scissors

GlueA DrillMasking TapeHole PuncherAssorted Colors of PaintPaint BrushesPencilsMod PodgeAssorted Colors of RaffiaAssorted Colors of Yarn Paper Towels Water ContainersClean up Materials

Lega MaskProduction Activity Materials List

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Collect your materials

Draw the shape of the mask you want on your cardboardOnce you have a shape you’re happy with cut it out

Lega Mask: Procedures

Step 1

Shape

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Begin to round out the edges of your mask by bending the sides.

Then cut a 1inch strip of cardboard to attach to the bottom of you mask to make the edges longer

Lega Mask: Procedures

Step 2

Rounded Edge

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Now you will begin the construction of your forehead.

You will cut a heart shaped cutout of your cardboard that fits around the upper portion of your mask. This will serve as your forehead/eyebrow area You will begin to tape this to the to the top of your mask while keeping it rounded to give it a 3 dimensional effect

Lega Mask: Procedures

Step 3

Heart Shape

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Lega Mask: Procedures

Step 4

Now you will begin the construction of your nose.

You will start by cutting a long, slightly triangular strip of cardboard

You will then, fold in the sides of it to make it raised up. Attach it to your mask directly from the heart shape using masking tape.Then cut two crescent shapes to put under the heart shape to keep the forehead up.

Squared Nose

Crescent Shape

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After that you will begin to make your eyes.

Start by locating where you want your eyes to be under your heart shaped forehead. Cut slits, where you want the eyes.Now make 4 crescent shapes to fit around your eyes, making your eyelidsTape those on so they are raised up as well.

Lega Mask: Procedures

Step 5

Raised Eyelids/ Crescent Shape

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Now you will make your mouth

Cut a slit into the lower portion of your mask below your noseTape around the edges to smooth it out

Lega Mask: Procedures

Step 6

Slit for Mouth

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Now you will make and attach flaps on the back to put your ties on and braid two equal lengths of yarn to become ties to keep your mask on your head.

Once your flaps are attached, you’ll punch holes in it and thread your yarn through the holesNow you’ll begin to paper mache your mask using paper towels and glue, once its dry you can begin to paint your mask

Lega Mask: Procedures

Step 7

Paint Neutral Colors

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Once the paint is dry you will mod

podge it and drill holes along the sideStarting at the temple drill your holes all the way around to the other sideDrill them about 1 inch apart

Lega Mask: Procedures

Step 8

Drill Holes

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Lega Mask: Procedures

Now you will begin to add your raffia

Try to keep your colors very naturalThread about 5 pieces of raffia through each holeTrim excess raffia to make your mask look neat

Step 9

Add your Raffia

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10pts.- Did you use appropriate colors when painting your mask

10pts.- Does your mask have crescent shaped eyelids that are raised10pts- Does your mask have a thin open mouth under his nose10pts.- Does your mask have broad squared nose10pts.- Did you trim excess raffia away to make the beard look neat10pts.- Did you braid the yarn and attach it properly to the back of your mask10pts.- Is your mask mod podged10pts.- Did you use your class time wisely to finish your mask in a timely manner10pts.- Does your mask have a traditionally shaped head10pts.- Is the construction of your mask sturdy (wont fall apart)5pts.- Extra Credit- Did you keep your work area clean after project completion each day

Lega MaskProject Criteria

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NA-VA.9-12.2

USING KNOWLEDGE OF STRUCTURES AND FUNCTIONSAchievement Standard: Students create artworks that use organizational principles and functions to solve specific visual arts problemsNA-VA.9-12.4 UNDERSTANDING THE VISUAL ARTS IN RELATION TO HISTORY AND CULTURESAchievement Standard: Students differentiate among a variety of historical and cultural contexts in terms of characteristics and purposes of works of art NA-VA.9-12.4 UNDERSTANDING THE VISUAL ARTS IN RELATION TO HISTORY AND CULTURESAchievement Standard: Students describe the function and explore the meaning of specific art objects within varied cultures, times, and places NA-VA.9-12.5 REFLECTING UPON AND ASSESSING THE CHARACTERISTICS AND MERITS OF THEIR WORK AND THE WORK OF OTHERS Students describe meanings of artworks by analyzing how specific works are created and how they relate to historical and cultural contexts

Standards

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