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BaLuba Tribe Mask 4

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995 K
5.00 LBS
$8.50 (Fixed shipping cost)

Product Description

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 pronouce 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 used and dark brown, reddish brown and tan pigment.

This makes for a wonderful African accent piece!

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Dimensions: 9  long x 6 1/4 inches wide.

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