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BaLuba Lwalwa Tribe Mask Set

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Price:
$60.00
SKU:
995 Y
Weight:
5.00 LBS
Shipping:
$8.50 (Fixed shipping cost)
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Product Description

Two masks for the price of one !!

You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars to show your appreciation for African Art. Maybe you are looking for something a little extra to highlight a mud cloth pillow, a little statue that sits on a table or maybe something to fill that nagging blank corner on the wall!

Our small masks are perfect! They are low cost but the best part is that they are Authentic! These items were not made for the trade. They have been gathered after actual use during public festivals!

This set includes BaLuba mask:

The BaLuba of the southern part of the Congo empire was foiunded in 1585. At its, peak over 1 million people paid tribute to the Luba king. Kifwebe mask also attributed to the Songye people were used in a Luba dance called "makaye a Kifwebe" which means "dance of the mask." The Kifwebe was used when the chief of the village either dies or was newly appointed or when an important dignitary arrived at the village. The facial components include a wide and pronounce nose, oversize eyes with enlarged eyelids and a protruding box like mouth. This mask is female as evidenced by the round shape and the lack of a frontal head crest. The mask has been tastefully pigmented in shades of tan, reddish brown, brown with black and adorned with a beautiful native bird feather trim around the bottom!

This makes for a wonderful African accent piece!

Dimensions: 6 long x 7 1/2 inches wide. The measurements include the feathering.


The second mask is from the Lwalwa people:

The Lwalwa people reside in the African countries of the Congo and in Angola in sections where the land is rich and fertile. The Lwalwa divide their territories into villages each of which are headed by a chief which surprising enough might be led by either a male or female! The chief's actions are closely monitored by a powerful society, the "bangongo." The Lwalwa believe in a supreme being but only worship nature and spirits of the hunt. The Lwawla are famous for their masks and carvers are well compensated for.

Dimensions: 11 inches long x 6 inches across.

 

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