There’s a stunning example of African art located at the Walt Disney World Resort that’s hard to miss if you’ve been anywhere near it. It’s a mask that stands 16 feet tall and is eight feet wide. And what’s really unique about it is that it’s one of the first of its kind to leave Nigeria. We’ve posted a tight image of it above. Do you know what it is and where it’s located? (answer after the jump)
Yes, you’re correct. The massive 16-foot Igbo Ijele mask is a “must see” in the lobby of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. The Ijele, created by the Igbo people of Nigeria, is “danced” by a single man hidden within. But it’s only danced every 10 to 25 years at important celebrations or events. No other Ijele is known to exist outside of Igbo land. Pretty interesting, huh?