Igbo Ijele Mask – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

The centerpiece of the art collection at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Lodge is the Igbo Ijele (pronounced e-bo e-gelay) mask, featured in
the lobby. The Ijele, created by the Igbo people of Africa, is a
massive creation that towers more than 16 feet tall and is eight
feet in width.

AFRICAN ART — The centerpiece of the art collection at Disney’s
Animal Kingdom Lodge is the Igbo Ijele (pronounced e-bo e-gelay)
mask, featured in the lobby. The Ijele, created by the Igbo people
of Africa, is a massive creation that towers more than 16 feet tall
and is eight feet in width. In Africa, the mask signifies an
important event or celebration and makes rare appearances. No other
Ijele, which is the largest mask in tropical Africa, is known to
exist outside of Igbo land.

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