African art handcrafted from one piec tribal mask BIG -Lega Lukwakongo mask 380

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller naga_4823 ✉️ (473) 99.8%, Location: Addison, Texas, US, Ships to: WORLDWIDE, Item: 393599890660 African art handcrafted from one piec tribal mask BIG -Lega Lukwakongo mask 380. Lega Lukwakongo mask Store Everything a collector needs, https://www.ebay.com/str/theblackcontinentEverything a collector needs, https://www.ebay.com/str/theblackcontinent 86 $ 150 $Lega Lukwakongo maskMask of reduced size with regular features and classic lega sobriety. This type of mask was not worn in front of the face but was placed on a rack with other masks of different sizes, attached to the arm, the nape of the neck, or held in the hand. The learning society of the Bwami, composed of different grades, was joined by the wives whose spouses had reached the third level, that of the ngandu . Height on base: 32 cm. Within the Lega, the Bwami society open to men and women,organized social and political life. There were up to seven levels of initiation, each associated with emblems. Following their exodus from Uganda during the seventeenth century, the Lega settled on the west bank of the Lualaba River in the DRC. Also known as Warega, they live in self-contained villages surrounded by palisades, usually on hilltops. The role of chief, kindi, is held by the oldest man in the clan, who must be the highest ranking. As in other forest tribes, the men hunt and clear land while the women cultivate cassava. Social recognition and authority had to be earned individually: the chief owed his selection to his heart (mutima), good character, intelligence, and impeccable behavior. During ritual ceremonies, Idumu masks were presented to the initiates placed on a fence and surrounded by smaller masks. This mask is used during the initiation rites of the Bwami society. This society is open to both men and women. The passage of a rank indicated the acquisition of a certain wisdom and individual morality. size 55.2/12.8 CM FREE SHIPING DHL DescriptionMask of reduced size with regular features and classic lega sobriety. This type of mask was not worn in front of the face but was placed on a rack with other masks of different sizes, attached to the arm, the nape of the neck, or held in the hand. The learning society of the Bwami, composed of different grades, was joined by the wives whose spouses had reached the third level, that of the ngandu . Height on base: 32 cm. Within the Lega, the Bwami society open to men and women,organized social and political life. There were up to seven levels of initiation, each associated with emblems. Following their exodus from Uganda during the seventeenth century, the Lega settled on the west bank of the Lualaba River in the DRC. Also known as Warega, they live in self-contained villages surrounded by palisades, usually on hilltops. The role of chief, kindi, is held by the oldest man in the clan, who must be the highest ranking. As in other forest tribes, the men hunt and clear land while the women cultivate cassava. Social recognition and authority had to be earned individually: the chief owed his selection to his heart (mutima), good character, intelligence, and impeccable behavior. During ritual ceremonies, Idumu masks were presented to the initiates placed on a fence and surrounded by smaller masks. This mask is used during the initiation rites of the Bwami society. This society is open to both men and women. The passage of a rank indicated the acquisition of a certain wisdom and individual morality.New Featured Items shop nowBig african Wooden Wall decoration African Mask Long handmade carving, 278$75.00 shop nowAfrican Masks - SONGYA Mask OF THE CONGO 361$99.00 shop nowAfrican mask Solid wood 72.1 cm , special handmade carving, 175$74.00 shop nowBobo-Bwa, Burkina Faso: an old, tall plank mask, Wall Decor Plank Mask 327$130.00 FREE SHIPING Great price DHL fast delivery Listings Feedback Add to Favorites Store Addtowatchlist © 2021 All Rights Reserved Condition: Used, Condition: stand not included, Handmade: Yes, Modified Item: No, Country/Region of Manufacture: Burkina Faso, Culture: African, Provenance: Ownership History Not Available

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