Mask Kifwebe Songye African Art Congo Tribal Wooden Africa Female Carving. The Songye created a sculptural style of intense dynamism and vitality. The works of Songye craftsmen are often used within the secret societies during various ceremonies.During the 16th century, the African Mask migrated from the Shaba area, which is now the southern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their history African Mask is closely linked to the Luba's, to whom the African Mask are related through common ancestors. Having waged war against one another for a long time, the Songye African Mask and Luba later formed an alliance to fight the Arabs. They settled on the left bank of the Lualaba River, on savanna and forest-covered plateau. Divided into many subgroups, the 150,000 African Mask Songye people are governed by a central chief assisted by innumerable secret societies.
The Songye traditionally relied mostly on farming and hunting for subsistence. Because the rivers were associated with the spirits of deceased chiefs who were often buried in them, fishing was not practised except in times of great need.The artistic wares of the Songye, including pottery made by women and weaving and metalworking done by men, were traded extensively with their neighbours. Mask Width: 18.6 cm. Work around the clock for you. Our workers regularly move from tribe to tribe and to the oldest settlements in Africa in order to obtain for us the best and most authentic items. At afrians bast we stand behind all of our merchandise. Your satisfaction is our main goal, and we thank you for shopping at afrians bast. AFRICAN MASK BIG 54 CM Special GURO IVORY COAST AFRICAN BAST ART (2236 - B). African mask Old Tribal Guro Mask (2338). Baule Portrait Mask Kpan Mblo Ivory Coast (2319 - E).
African mask 52 cm special GURO ivory coast african bast art african (2334). This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks".The seller is "amiteini" and is located in this country: GH. This item can be shipped worldwide.