Female Kifwebe Mask - Songye People, D.R.Congo - CGM32
Female Kifwebe Mask - Songye People, D.R.Congo - CGM32
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Female Kifwebe Mask - Songye People, D.R.Congo - CGM32

$5,000.00
Masks of the Bwandi Bwa Kifwebe Society aid its leaders in the exercise of economic & political power by evoking the help of supernatural forces. Songye masks are distinguished by rows of grooves on the mask face, representing the sub-terranean region from which the primordial couple emerged. The masks depict either a male or female spirit. Female masks are predominantly white or have retained the color of the wood; male masks usually incorporate the color red. Male masks have an upstanding comb which extends over the head into the nose. In contrast, female masks have only a small crest, if any, & stripes which are closer together.

Ex. Scott Rodolitz and Ex. Christopher and Genevieve McConnell collection.

Height: 12 "
Height including fiber: 24"

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