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African Male Songye Kifwebe Mask
$395.00
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CARE N/A
COLOR multi
CONDITION Very Good; minor wood losses
DIMENSIONS 5.75" L x 7.75" W x 15" H
ERA Vintage: 1960s
MADE OF wood/bronze
ESTIMATED ARRIVAL Jul 03 - Jul 06
RETURNS This item is non-returnable. You may cancel your order within 24 hours of purchase. See our Return Policy for details.
Ethnika Home Décor and Antiques was founded in 1987 by interior designer and antiques dealer Yvonne Jean Rabie and her husband, the internationally renowned artist Daniel Carranza. Together they have traveled the globe seeking out one-of-a-kind antiques, furniture, and accessories. Their clients include top decorators, dealers, and collectors. Named one of the best stores by Westchester Magazine.
Why we love this
Superb Male Mask Songye Kifwebe mask with crest and striations painted in bright colors (white/black), it shows a wood loss in the back and back overall good condition"Kifwebe" means "Mask. The face is covered w/ linear incisions which are pigmented, the mouth is mostly square and protruding. If it has a central crest, it is masculine; if not, feminine. The size of the crest determines the magical power of the mask. Such masks are worn during initiation, circumcision etc. Minor wood losses.
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