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Africa | "Baba Ichanga" wearing traditional gelede mask and holding a baby, evoking the ancestors, his generation and the most recent one. Sanga village, Ketou, Benin | © Caption and image David Paul Carr

Africa | "Baba Ichanga" wearing traditional gelede mask and holding a baby, evoking the ancestors, his generation and the most recent one. Sanga village, Ketou, Benin | © Caption and image David Paul Carr

New Zealand | Te Aho: a noted Waikato warrior | Charles Goldie (New Zealand history painter and portraitist; 1870 - Oil on Canvas. Honoring those who honor the Earth, Sea, Sky, Wind, Sun, Fire and each other.

Africa | Zambia. “Wearing a mask made of twigs, cardboard, and beeswax, this youth—part of a coming-of-age ceremony—is dressed as one of the ancestral characters known as Likishi,” says photographer Phyllis Galembo.

Africa | Zambia. “Wearing a mask made of twigs, cardboard, and beeswax, this youth—part of a coming-of-age ceremony—is dressed as one of the ancestral characters known as Likishi,” says photographer Phyllis Galembo.

Papua New Guinea | Masked dancers in front of the men’s longhouse at Tovei village. Urama Island, Gulf Province. June 1921. | ©Frank Hurley, courtesy Australian Museum.

Papua New Guinea | Masked dancers in front of the men’s longhouse at Tovei village. Urama Island, Gulf Province. June 1921. | ©Frank Hurley, courtesy Australian Museum.

Africa | "Juju costume". Cross River Egbo Society. || Image taken from a lecture given by Carl Meinhof on African Religion in Hamburg, 1912.

Africa | "Juju costume". Cross River Egbo Society. || Image taken from a lecture given by Carl Meinhof on African Religion in Hamburg, 1912.

Africa | Senufo Wambele Funeral Masks. Ivory Coast. | ©Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher. 1994, Publication "African Ceremonies"

Africa | Senufo Wambele Funeral Masks. Ivory Coast. | ©Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher. 1994, Publication "African Ceremonies"