SONGYE PEOPLE

Songye Mask

€495,00
SONGYE PEOPLE

Songye Mask

€495,00
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Striated masks, or Kifwebe, are from Songye, the southern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. These types of masks were used to mark important periods of transition and social transformation, appearing at the death of a chief or any other eminent person, or when a person assumed an important political title. The high forehead and the shape of the mask imitate the heads of the pygmies, the original guardians of the land.

It is made of carved wood, notched and pigmented.

Length : 24.5 cm

Height : 26 cm

Width : 10 cm

Weight : 346 g

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