The Ekoi live in the Cross River region of the Niger River Delta. Their artistic output dates back to 200 AD. Ekoi artists carve cephalomorphic and zoomorphic headdresses, as well as Janus helmet masks, which tend to be covered with antelope skin. This technique, also used by other tribes in the region, consists of applying a fresh skin on top of a wooden core then adding hair and details.

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EKOI Platform Masks