PLEASE NOTE: Antique masks will typically have aging signs, fading in wood, minor chips/crack lines.
Stand: Included with Mask Dimensions: 33”H x 17”W x 17"D Materials: Wood, Raffia hairline and Chalk Paint Tribal Background: Suku of the Democratic Republic of Congo Age: 1980s
Among the Suku of the southwestern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, masks plays crucial role in protecting boys during initiation, the vulnerable period between boyhood and manhood. The power contained in Hemba masks may be directed against those who disrespect or attempt to harm the initiates, or it may be used to cure illness and promote prosperity. Often brightly colored and surmounted by animal figures, these masks depict past elders and lineage heads—people who command a great deal of respect and who make important decisions affecting the community.
Please note these are traditional/old masks. Imperfections are to be expected such as dings and minor cracks. We do our best to showcase the mask using as many photos as possible. Mask is in excellent condition
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