|Dimensions||55.3 × 23.3 cm|
African art among the Song Ye people.
this african mask with a large ribbon is a scaled down version of the “wooden mask” kifwebe
Song Ye’s (plural bifwebe), a similar product produced by Luba.
The term kifwebe refers to the mask, the society of the mask, and the people who belong to the wearer of the mask
The male secret society bwadi bwa kifwebe ensuring social control. There are three variants:
Males (kilume) usually have high crests, females (kikashi) have very low to no crests
The badge, and finally the supreme embodied power (kia ndoshi). Matte patina. br/>
In the 16th century, the Songye people migrated from the Sabah area to settle on the left bank of the river.
Lualaba, in Katanga and kick off. Their society is organized by patriarchy. Your story is inseparable
From the Luba people who share their ancestry. very present in her
society, making it possible to discover wizards and elucidate the reasons for divination
Unfortunately attacked the individual. The mask appearance of the male mask provides an opportunity for this
crusade to maintain social order. Required female masks
Has the divination ability to activate benevolent souls through dance.
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