Democratic Republic of the Congo Songye Kifwebe Mask-69.5/19.2 CM. TRIBAL AFRICAN ART SONGYE (BASONGE, BASONGYE, BASSONGO, BAYEMBE, SONGE, SONGHAY, WASONGA) Democratic Republic of the Congo n the masks language, a masks is a masks : this term has been given to masks representing spirits and characterized by striations. Depending on the region, it may be dark with white strips, or the reverse.
The kifwebe masks embodied supernatural forces. The masks society used them to ward off disaster or any threat. The masks, supplemented by a woven costume and a long beard of raffia bast, dance at various ceremonies. They are worn by men who act as police at the behest of a ruler, or to intimidate the enemy. An original patina covers the item.
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