The Kifwebe mask originates from the Songye tribal culture, which represent 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 in the consecration of new chiefs, while the male type is used to impose discipline among the hierarchies of the circumcised.
From a formal standpoint, they are distinguished by prominent facial features, often including black, red, and white crests and stripes. They embody attributes of humans, animals and spirits.
It is made of carved wood, with beautiful carvings and pigmented.
Length : 17.5 cm
Height : 46 cm
Width : 20 cm
Weight : 956 g