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Lega Mask Bwami Society Congo African Product #: 76797 US Shipping: Lega Mask Bwami Society Congo African Lega Mask Bwami Society Mask Flat Whitened DR Congo African Face Mask Lukwakongo Democratic Republic of Congo Wood, pigment, vegetal fibers 8 Inches H. x 6 inches W. cracks in forehead and around mouth , worn patina, scratches
Lega Mask Bwami Society African Small Product #: 85688 US Shipping: Lega Mask Bwami Society African Small Lega Mask Bwami Society African Small Mask, small Lega 7 .5inches H. x 4.25 inches W. shallow cracks, chips, wear
Rating : Shipping : Product Description Tribe: Lega Country: Democratic Republic of Congo Material: Wood, Pigment, Raffia Size: 14" (35.6 cm) on stand. Notes: Custom display stand included . Condition : Good Considering Age. This mask is related to the activities of the bwami association, an association open to men and women. The bwami association plays a key role in the social and religious life of the Lega, conveying ethical principals and establishing social norms. The lukwakongo mask is used in the
Used during the initiation rites of the Bwami people of Congo this Lega ( Emblem ) mask is to be worn by the tribe's second in command. Victor Yao Delanyo hand-carves this faithful replica from noble sese wood using manual tools; he adorns the face with delicately embossed brass plates. The mask is crowned with goat's horns as symbol of the officer's power.