African mask African Songye wooden mask tribal art congo DRC primitive (2403)
The Songye people, sometimes written Songe, are a Bantu ethnic group from the central Democratic Republic of the Congo. They inhabit a vast territory between the Sankuru and Lubilash rivers west and the Lualaba River in the east, a vast group of villages can be found in present-day East Kasai province, parts of Katanga and Kivu Province.  The people of Songye are divided into thirty-four conglomerate societies, each society is led by a single chief with Judiciary Council of elders and nobles (bilolo). Smaller kingdoms east of the Lomami River refer to themselves as Songye, other kingdoms in the west, refer to themselves as Kalebwe, Eki, Ilande, Bala, Chofwe, Sanga and Tempa.
As a society, the people of Songye are mainly known as a farming community, they do, however, take part in hunting and trading with other neighboring communities. The item "African mask African Songye wooden mask tribal art congo DRC primitive (2403)" is in sale since Monday, January 4, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks". The seller is "amiteini" and is located in Ghana. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Handmade: Yes
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
- Culture: African
- Provenance: Ownership History Not Available