Songye Mask-71.5/20.8 CM. Mask Divided into large contrasting stripes, this songye mask has an imposing sagittal mask crest.The eyelids stretch towards the mask temples. Like a beak, the parallelepiped mouth is projected. This types of African Kifwebe masks are listed: the masculine (kilume) usually with a high, the feminine (kikashi) would present a more modest or absent, and finally the greater embodying power (kia ndoshi). In the 16th century, the Songyes migrated from the Shaba region to settle on the left bank of the Lualaba.
Their society is organized in a patriarchal way. Their history is inseparable from that of the Luba to whom they are related through common ancestors.
The mask have created impressive statues with powerful features often used during secret ceremonies, covered with accessories such as feathers, skin and a horn full of magical charge. An original patina covers the item.African Tribal Face Mask Wood Hand Carved Wall Hanging Mask Guro Mask 3031. African Tribal African art, specially handcrafted Seated Female Figure-2423. African Tribal Face Mask Wood Hand Carved Large Round Ghana Ashanti Mask-2844. Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Tribal African sun Mask Wood curved décor -2685. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks".
The seller is "naga_4823" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to Canada.