Genuine Luba Kifwebe Mask v.1
Striated face masks known as kifwebe were historically created by sculptors in an area of the Zaire River Basin inhabited by both Songye and Luba communities. Significant departures in the role and formal interpretation of this sculptural genre subsequently developed in each culture. In both instances, Kifwebe masks participated in initiations and played a role in establishing order in society. Round striated Luba kifwebe function within benevolent practices that purify the community of the evil spirits of sorcerers. These masks were also danced with during rituals celebrating the appearance of the new moon. These lunar references establish important connections with a Luba genre of female bowl-bearing figures.
- ColorsDark Brown
7.5"L x 3.5"W x 15.5"H
- OriginCongo,The Democratic Republic Of The
— Weight: 1.8 lb
Please Note: You will receive the exact object in the photos.
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