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#752 Old African Male Songye Kifwebe Mask 21" h

#752 Old African Male Songye Kifwebe Mask 21" h

Regular price $323.00 USD
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Songye  Large Kifwebe Mask Male with Bright Wood, pigment, Colors DR Congo African 

measures approx : 21" h by 7.75" w and 7" deep

An interesting  Songye Kifwebe mask with huge crest and striations painted in bright colors (white  , black )This s a male 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, or funeral ceremonies.

amazing in person

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