The most famous type of Songye masks are worn by members of the Bwadi Bwa Kifwebe secret society, called Kifwebe.
This type of mask feature a face covered with incised linear scarifications and feature a rectangular mouth, a stretched out nose and protruding eyes. It may be masculine, with a central crest or female if the hair is smooth.
The size of the pike shows the power of the mask wearer. The woman who wore the mask used to have gentle and controlled movements to improve women's fertility. The male mask wearer had an aggressive and unpredictable attitude, meant to encourage social conformity.
Objects are shipped with insurance.
Items are sent with a professional invoice.
The company is VAT free.
Fast and secure shipping. Parcels are shipped from Monday to Saturday, via an express parcel service (Colissimo) of the French Post, with track & trace. The shipment takes between 2 and 3 days for France; 2 and 5 days throughout Europe.
You can view/collect the item in Ajaccio, 20090 France.
- Inheemse naam van het object
- Etnische groep / cultuur
- Regio / land
- Democratische Republike Congo
- 2e helft 20e eeuw
- Vintage - gebruikt met zichtbare tekenen van slijtage
- Verkocht met standaard
- 32,5×17,5×15 cm
- 0,42 kg