African Tribal Mask

Songye Male Kifwebe Mask Art Tribal Wood (3800 S)


Songye Male Kifwebe Mask Art Tribal Wood (3800 S)
Songye Male Kifwebe Mask Art Tribal Wood (3800 S)
Songye Male Kifwebe Mask Art Tribal Wood (3800 S)
Songye Male Kifwebe Mask Art Tribal Wood (3800 S)
Songye Male Kifwebe Mask Art Tribal Wood (3800 S)
Songye Male Kifwebe Mask Art Tribal Wood (3800 S)
Songye Male Kifwebe Mask Art Tribal Wood (3800 S)
Songye Male Kifwebe Mask Art Tribal Wood (3800 S)
Songye Male Kifwebe Mask Art Tribal Wood (3800 S)
Songye Male Kifwebe Mask Art Tribal Wood (3800 S)
Songye Male Kifwebe Mask Art Tribal Wood (3800 S)
Songye Male Kifwebe Mask Art Tribal Wood (3800 S)

Songye Male Kifwebe Mask Art Tribal Wood (3800 S)    Songye Male Kifwebe Mask Art Tribal Wood (3800 S)
Songye Male Kifwebe Mask Art Tribal Wood. Certain mask masking traditions of the Congo mask River basin personify local control of mystical power. Striated face mask known as kifwebe mask probably originated in North Shaba, an area inhabited by both Songye and Luba groups. Significant departures in the role and formal interpretation of this art form subsequently developed in each culture. Among the small Songye chiefdoms along the Lomami River, maskers were emissaries of the ruling elite, who relied on the ideology of witchcraft and sorcery to sustain their rule.

These kifwebe members commanded a body of esoteric secret knowledge visually encoded mnemonically in the mask's features. Hierarchical distinctions between a single female mask and an unlimited number of male masks are reflected in color and in sculptural features. Work around the clock for you.

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Your satisfaction is our main goal, and we thank you for shopping at afrians bast. African Masks - Guro Mask (2250 - D). New listing SONGYE KIFWEBE MASK, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (3792 - Q). Beautiful African Mask - Wood - Guro - Ivory Coast (3682 - M). New listing SONGYE KIFWEBE MASK, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (3793 - Q).

This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks". The seller is "amiteini" and is located in this country: GH.

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  1. Handmade: Yes
  2. Modified Item: No
  3. Country/Region of Manufacture: Congo
  4. Culture: African
  5. Provenance: Ownership History Not Available


Songye Male Kifwebe Mask Art Tribal Wood (3800 S)    Songye Male Kifwebe Mask Art Tribal Wood (3800 S)