|Dimensions||62.5 × 22 cm|
Songye tribe mask.
African masks of the Songye ethnic group in the southern Democratic Republic of the Congo. if
With a high sagittal ridge, this medium sized mask will be male rather than female
Mask with a comb. Heavy embossed lines give it a spectacular look. matte patina,
Three variations of this kifwebe mask (pl. bifwebe) or “In Search of Death” (Roberts) stand out:
Males (kilume) usually have tall crowns and females (kikashi) have very tall crowns. bass even
Absence and finally the greatest embodied power (kia ndoshi). The masks that are still in use today are
Wears long clothing and has a long beard made of natural fibers, not seen during the major in this example
ceremony. The Songye people originated in the Sabah region of the Democratic Republic of Congo and settled along the Lualaba River
in savannah and forest. They are ruled by Yakitenge and local chiefs. secret society
However, Bwami balances her powers. while showing their male masks with mystical powers
Punishment and Disciplinary Expeditions.
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