Songye Kifwebe Mask female with Bright colorful pigment stripes DR Congo African measures approx :14" h by 9" w and 6" deep
shows minor loss and holes overall good condition .
An interesting Songye Kifwebe mask with striations painted in bright colors (white , brown rust etc... )This s a female mask used by members of the Bwadi Bwa Kifwebe Secret society. "Kifwebe" means "Mask" in the Songye language. The face generally is covered with linear incisions which are sometimes pigmented, the mouth is most often square and protruding. If it has a central crest, it is masculine; if not, feminine. The size of the crest determines the magical power of the mask. Such masks are worn during initiation, circumcision, ceremonies. amazing in person