Kwango mask Yaka, (Democratic Republic of the Congo). - Animal skin, cloth, beads, 9 inches.
Tabwa arts, the ornamental triangular pattern is called balamwezi � the rising of the new moon. The motif positions the moon at the apex, between the opposing poles of the triangle's base. Here, the prominent use of white beads is associated with the moon and with heightened awareness attained through spirit possession
Africa | 'Kidumu' mask from the Téké-Tsaayi people of DR Congo | Wood, feathers, natural fiber and pigments
Africa | Beaded mask from the Tabwa people of DR Congo | Made of class beads stitched onto raffia and cotton cloth, surmounted with feathers | 2nd half of the 20th century:
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Africa | Mask from the Luba Shankadi people of DR Congo | Wood, paint, beads, animal skin and cowrie shells
Africa | Mask from the Bushoong Kuba people of DR Congo | Wood, raffia, glass beads and cowrie shells
Africa | Anthropomorphic mask "banda" or "kumbaruba" from the Baga people of Guinea | Wood; white, turquoise and dark red paint. Framed with a compact grass collar | ca. 1914.
Masque Fang (Gabon)
Masque Fang de l'ancienne collection Derain. Ce masque, dont la valeur a pourtant été remise en question par Rubin, serait à l'origine de l'engouement pour "l'Art Nègre" des artistes cubistes.
Democratic Republic of Congo | Two wristbands from the Kuba people; fiber, glass beads, cowrie shells and natural fiber | Est. 120 - 180€ ~ (Sept '15)
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Africa | Minganji masquerader from the Pende (Bapende) peoples, Democratic Republic of Congo | Scanned postcard image that is not dated.
A Tabwa beaded facemask Democratic Republic of Congo, of classical form with fully beaded surface in geometric patterns. Feathers inserted to the top. An example with an appealing combination of colors. height 13in
Africa | Helmet mask from the Yaka people of DR Congo | Wood, pigment and natural fibers