Songe Mask (Gabon-Songe-004)

$110.00

Only 1 left in stock

Description

The Songye ethnic group refer to a mask as a kifwebe. These masks represent spirits and are characterised by striations. The kifwebe masks are worn in dance ceremonies to ward off disaster or threats and to intimidate the enemy. It can be either masculine, if carved with a central crest, or feminine if displaying a plain coiffure. The size of the crest determines the magic power of the mask. Mask, colors, and costume all have symbolic meaning. The kifwebe also has the capacity to heal during a an exorcism ritual, which consists of holding a sick man’s mask while a magician simulated burning the mask.

Details

Country of Origin…….………..Gabon
Culture…………………………..Songe
Function……………………….. Festival, Ritual
Dimensions……………………. 30 x 16 x 12cm

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 35 x 28 x 10 cm

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Songe Mask (Gabon-Songe-004)”
SKU: Gabon-Songe-004 Categories: , , ,