African mask African real figure vintage African spongey kifwebe masks for wall-G2144

$79 $103

SIZE(CM): 53/19.2
Among the Songye masks as well as the Luba masks , the male society Bwadi masks Bwa masks was responsible for the maintenance of social order. The so-called Kifwebe masks served to reinforce the powers of witchcraft (buchi) and magic (masende) of the chiefs. These masks were supposed to provide members of the Bwasi Bwa society with health and supernatural powers. Some sources also report the release of these masks during the funeral ceremonies of the leaders and initiation rites of the boys. This African mask has beautiful regular streaks and symmetrical facies. Very nice balance of volumes in this piece that could have inspired great names in Western contemporary art.

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