About Me and my African mask collection

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Photo taken by: Pedro Díaz Ridao


Hi and welcome to my website

For a long time I was interested in tribal art specially from africa and at one time I started to collect.

I specialized in masks and started to learn about the spiritual meaning of them.
These spirits guide people through the varies stages of live and supervise transitions in it.
A dancer in a costume with his mask on is no longer a human being but transformes into a being of a higher order and becomes that spirit.

As so many collectors I could not stop but now I am running out of wall space.
I had a great time collecting and hope you like them too.

Gerard nicolaï