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Masks: Purpose and Variety

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Fun

Most commonly, people associate masks with a form of costume or party. These celebrations make masks a fun accessory for Halloween or a Masquerade, and can allow the wearer to be creative with their appearance. The process of decorating the mask itself is entertaining and can be elaborately done to mimic something in nature, feature bold colors, or flash with jewels and beads.

Most commonly, people associate masks with a form of costume or party. These celebrations make masks a fun accessory for Halloween or a Masquerade, and can allow the wearer to be creative with their appearance. The process of decorating the mask itself is entertaining and can be elaborately done to mimic something in nature, feature bold colors, or flash with jewels and beads.

Most commonly, people associate masks with a form of costume or party. These celebrations make masks a fun accessory for Halloween or a Masquerade, and can allow the wearer to be creative with their appearance. The process of decorating the mask itself is entertaining and can be elaborately done to mimic something in nature, feature bold colors, or flash with jewels and beads.

Most commonly, people associate masks with a form of costume or party. These celebrations make masks a fun accessory for Halloween or a Masquerade, and can allow the wearer to be creative with their appearance. The process of decorating the mask itself is entertaining and can be elaborately done to mimic something in nature, feature bold colors, or flash with jewels and beads.

Most commonly, people associate masks with a form of costume or party. These celebrations make masks a fun accessory for Halloween or a Masquerade, and can allow the wearer to be creative with their appearance. The process of decorating the mask itself is entertaining and can be elaborately done to mimic something in nature, feature bold colors, or flash with jewels and beads.

Most commonly, people associate masks with a form of costume or party. These celebrations make masks a fun accessory for Halloween or a Masquerade, and can allow the wearer to be creative with their appearance. The process of decorating the mask itself is entertaining and can be elaborately done to mimic something in nature, feature bold colors, or flash with jewels and beads.

Most commonly, people associate masks with a form of costume or party. These celebrations make masks a fun accessory for Halloween or a Masquerade, and can allow the wearer to be creative with their appearance. The process of decorating the mask itself is entertaining and can be elaborately done to mimic something in nature, feature bold colors, or flash with jewels and beads.

Most commonly, people associate masks with a form of costume or party. These celebrations make masks a fun accessory for Halloween or a Masquerade, and can allow the wearer to be creative with their appearance. The process of decorating the mask itself is entertaining and can be elaborately done to mimic something in nature, feature bold colors, or flash with jewels and beads.

Most commonly, people associate masks with a form of costume or party. These celebrations make masks a fun accessory for Halloween or a Masquerade, and can allow the wearer to be creative with their appearance. The process of decorating the mask itself is entertaining and can be elaborately done to mimic something in nature, feature bold colors, or flash with jewels and beads.

Most commonly, people associate masks with a form of costume or party. These celebrations make masks a fun accessory for Halloween or a Masquerade, and can allow the wearer to be creative with their appearance. The process of decorating the mask itself is entertaining and can be elaborately done to mimic something in nature, feature bold colors, or flash with jewels and beads.

Most commonly, people associate masks with a form of costume or party. These celebrations make masks a fun accessory for Halloween or a Masquerade, and can allow the wearer to be creative with their appearance. The process of decorating the mask itself is entertaining and can be elaborately done to mimic something in nature, feature bold colors, or flash with jewels and beads.

Ritual/Culture

Masks have been a prominent part of cultural and social rituals, and serve a number of different functions.  These objects exist as ritual devices of transformation and story-telling. Whether it be part of an ensemble for a ritual dance, a way to connect religiously, or to initiate members into a group. 

Masks have been a prominent part of cultural and social rituals, and serve a number of different functions.  These objects exist as ritual devices of transformation and story-telling. Whether it be part of an ensemble for a ritual dance, a way to connect religiously, or to initiate members into a group. 

Masks have been a prominent part of cultural and social rituals, and serve a number of different functions.  These objects exist as ritual devices of transformation and story-telling. Whether it be part of an ensemble for a ritual dance, a way to connect religiously, or to initiate members into a group. 

Masks have been a prominent part of cultural and social rituals, and serve a number of different functions.  These objects exist as ritual devices of transformation and story-telling. Whether it be part of an ensemble for a ritual dance, a way to connect religiously, or to initiate members into a group. 

Masks have been a prominent part of cultural and social rituals, and serve a number of different functions.  These objects exist as ritual devices of transformation and story-telling. Whether it be part of an ensemble for a ritual dance, a way to connect religiously, or to initiate members into a group. 

Masks have been a prominent part of cultural and social rituals, and serve a number of different functions.  These objects exist as ritual devices of transformation and story-telling. Whether it be part of an ensemble for a ritual dance, a way to connect religiously, or to initiate members into a group. 

Masks have been a prominent part of cultural and social rituals, and serve a number of different functions.  These objects exist as ritual devices of transformation and story-telling. Whether it be part of an ensemble for a ritual dance, a way to connect religiously, or to initiate members into a group. 

Masks have been a prominent part of cultural and social rituals, and serve a number of different functions.  These objects exist as ritual devices of transformation and story-telling. Whether it be part of an ensemble for a ritual dance, a way to connect religiously, or to initiate members into a group. 

Identity

Masks not only add to the sense of excitement and theatrics, but also create a sense of solidarity and belonging through the group experience.  The repetition of these rituals causes the masks to become a part of one’s identity as it relates to a culture’s way of life. In another sense, people can portray themselves a certain way to mask their identity and inner self from the outside world.  

Masks not only add to the sense of excitement and theatrics, but also create a sense of solidarity and belonging through the group experience.  The repetition of these rituals causes the masks to become a part of one’s identity as it relates to a culture’s way of life. In another sense, people can portray themselves a certain way to mask their identity and inner self from the outside world.  

Protection

Masks can serve groups in these intangible ways, but also be physically important when implemented as tools of protection.  Constructed of materials such as bone or metal, masks are brought into warfare as a form of armor. Often-times masks feature important cultural symbols or meanings in the design and construction, which can acts as social or political protection and power.

Masks can serve groups in these intangible ways, but also be physically important when implemented as tools of protection.  Constructed of materials such as bone or metal, masks are brought into warfare as a form of armor. Often-times masks feature important cultural symbols or meanings in the design and construction, which can acts as social or political protection and power.

Masks can serve groups in these intangible ways, but also be physically important when implemented as tools of protection.  Constructed of materials such as bone or metal, masks are brought into warfare as a form of armor. Often-times masks feature important cultural symbols or meanings in the design and construction, which can acts as social or political protection and power.

Masks can serve groups in these intangible ways, but also be physically important when implemented as tools of protection.  Constructed of materials such as bone or metal, masks are brought into warfare as a form of armor. Often-times masks feature important cultural symbols or meanings in the design and construction, which can acts as social or political protection and power.

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