Masks have been, and continue to be, constructed from a variety
of materials for widely different significant reasons throughout
the world. The materials used have depended on the geographical
location, the time period, and the resources available to the creators.
Generally, using naturally occurring resources from the environment
creates more naturalistic style masks.
Masks from all over the world demonstrate a variety of materials
and forms. Almost any material that may be carved or molded has
been used for mask making. The right chart is a list of the most
common materials that are used in mask making: