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# 4021 Round African Songye Kifwebe Mask 11"h

# 4021 Round African Songye Kifwebe Mask 11"h

Regular price $550.00 USD
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SongyeRound  Kifwebe Mask female with Bright Wood, pigment, Colors DR Congo African
measures approx 10.5" w  by 11" H and 6" deep
This is 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.
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