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Female Mask – Raphia, Wood – Kifwebe –

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Female Mask – Raphia, Wood – Kifwebe –

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  • Title: Female Mask – Raphia, Wood – Kifwebe – Songye – Congo DRC
  • Description: Stylistic Kifwebe mask from the SONGYE tribe of D.R. Congo. They are called Kifwebe, which means `mask`in the Songye language. Typically, it has a face covered with linear incisions, a square protruding mouth and a linear nose set between globular pierced eyes. This is a female mask with plain coiffure.

    During initiation, circumcision or funeral ceremonies, a dancer will wear the mask and his body will be covered with straw. The dancer who wears the female mask displays more gentle and controlled movements and is assumed to be associated with reproduction ceremonies.

    Good condition with traces of tribal use. Fine detailed linear incisions. Nicely decorated with full raphia.
  • Details: Object: Kifwebe Mask

    Ethnic group: Songye

    Country: DR Congo

    Material: Wood, Raphia

    Period: Second half 20th century

    Sold with stand: No

    Dimensions: 45x30x14 cm

    Weight: 1150 gram

    Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear



    Reserve: $100.00

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  • Location: This item ships from the Netherlands

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    Lot 0019 Details

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  • Title: Female Mask – Raphia, Wood – Kifwebe – Songye – Congo DRC
  • Description: Stylistic Kifwebe mask from the SONGYE tribe of D.R. Congo. They are called Kifwebe, which means `mask`in the Songye language. Typically, it has a face covered with linear incisions, a square protruding mouth and a linear nose set between globular pierced eyes. This is a female mask with plain coiffure.

    During initiation, circumcision or funeral ceremonies, a dancer will wear the mask and his body will be covered with straw. The dancer who wears the female mask displays more gentle and controlled movements and is assumed to be associated with reproduction ceremonies.

    Good condition with traces of tribal use. Fine detailed linear incisions. Nicely decorated with full raphia.
  • Details: Object: Kifwebe Mask

    Ethnic group: Songye

    Country: DR Congo

    Material: Wood, Raphia

    Period: Second half 20th century

    Sold with stand: No

    Dimensions: 45x30x14 cm

    Weight: 1150 gram

    Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear



    Reserve: $100.00

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $39.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from the Netherlands

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
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