Kifwebe Mask


Kifwebe Mask


The Kifwebe mask originates from Songye tribal culture, representing supernatural beings and ancestral spirits with anthropomorphic characteristics distinct by gender, whose symbolisms are linked to hierarchical power and social behavioral control.

The female type is used in funeral rituals and the consecration of new chiefs, while the masculine type is used to impose discipline among the circumcised hierarchies.

From a formal point of view, they are distinguished by prominent facial features, often including black, red and white crest and stripes. They incorporate attributes of humans, animals and spirits.

It is made of carved wood, with beautiful notches and pigmented.

Length : 17.5 cm

Height : 46 cm

Width : 20 cm

Weight : 956 g

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