Songye Mask - Cowrie shell

The striated masks, or kifwebe, are used as agents of a tradition and figures of authority to exercise social and political control through practices of evil magic and witchcraft by the members of the bwadi bwa kifwebe society. Among the societies’ public performances, three mask types exist: two grades of male and one female mask. Male masks are distinguished by a striated pattern of three colours while the female one is predominantly white with the features accented in black… Significant of a Zebra.  

Size:- 37cmH x 17cmW x14cm Depth

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