This is a wonderful old Carved Wood Kuba Mask with Beading with Cowries Shells from the Kuba Tribe of the Congo. Kuba mythology revolves around three figures, each represented by a masquerade character: Woot, the creator and founder of the ruling dynasty; Woot’s spouse; and Bwoom. Bwoom’s specific identity varies according to different versions of the myth. He may represent the king’s younger brother, a person of Twa descent, or a commoner. Embodying a subversive force within the royal court, the Bwoom masquerade is often performed in conflict with the masked figure representing Woot.
This Kuba Mask would be a wonderful addition to your collection.
Museum Quality from the 1960's
COMES ON STAND
14 Inches Tall
20.5 Inches Tall on Stand
8.5 Inches Wide
14 Inches Deep
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