It is a type of striated face mask used in context of the Bwadi Bwa Kifwebe secret society. The dancers display different demeanors, aggressive for the male and controlled for the female.
The surface is carved or incised all over with parallel lines. Painted in white, brown, and black earth pigments. The mouth is carved stylized wide open smile with curve on top and square bottom. The holes pierced around mask rim are for the raffia headpiece that was attached to it. Some scratches, worn marks, small chips but this is an extraordinary mask.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks". The seller is "jimmorgan123" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Cayman Islands.