Extraordinary Kifwebe mask - Songye - Democratic Republic of the Congo - art from Africa and elsewhere
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Extraordinary Kifwebe mask Songye - Democratic Republic of the Congo

Very impressive and powerful Kifwebe male mask decorated with brown and white pinstripes. As usual in male masks kifwebe a ridge from the nose rises on the top of the head. The orbits are projected forward. Much force emerges from the mask ...

Unique piece accompanied by a certificate of authenticity - 48h delivery - Ref : 524.
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Very impressive and powerful Kifwebe male mask decorated with brown and white pinstripes. As usual in male masks kifwebe a ridge from the nose rises on the top of the head. The orbits are projected forward. Much force emerges from the mask that is part of the most original African masks. These masks are used for circumcisions, funerals and initiations. Unlike female masks dancing with gentle gestures, masks men are agitated in a disorderly manner and brutal. In so doing they promote the rules of life in society that prevent social desorders.

DETAILS

Ethnicity : Songye
Democratic Republic of the Congo
2700 gr
56 H x 25 L x 32 P

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