Authentic-Old Lwalwa Lwalu Mfondo Hand Carved Wooden Circumcision Mask-Congo DRC

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller sweaterchick (2,395) 100%, Location: Tucson, Arizona, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 192941831075 Up for sale is this Old Hand Carved Lwalwa mask which is an ‘mvondo’ mask worn by men.Compared to the neighboring Luluwa peoples, Lwalu artists produced masks that reflect a dramatically different style. Facial representations are composed of purely geometric elements, sharply angled planes and smooth unadorned surfaces. Mask forms are distinguished from one another through the prominent noses that were inspired by the beaks of different birds. These masks were worn at dances to celebrate the circumcision and initiation of young men into the Ngongo society and to appease the spirits that control hunting. The Lwalwa people are related to the Lulua and like them, the men are hunters and the women are farmers. They live in the southwest area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo stretching into Angola. *** I have acquired an amazing collection of African masks from an Estate of a long time Collector! I am not an expert but very much enjoy learning as much as I can from the pieces I find and try to pass on as much knowledge as I can learn in the short time I have them. I always appreciate any information anyone may have on the pieces I list ! We are Happy to combine shipping!!! Measurement: 16" High x 9" W x 6.5" D Style: Hand Carved Lwalwa Lwalu Mfondo Wooden Circumcision Mask Material: Wood with an encrusted pigment Condition: vintage- encrusted pigment It is common for there to be damage as these pieces have had multiple owners on multiple continents over decades of time.May have some ware due to age We do not clean the patina we leave that up to the Buyer Please see pictures and ask any questions before bidding If you are not satisfied please contact me before opening a case. I will work with you to resolve it quickly. By opening a case or leaving anything less than a 5 star rating hurts my seller status and this is how I make a living. Nothing is intentional! Domestic Shipping cost: $ 19.95 International Shipping: Yes, Global Shipping Return Policy: We accept returns in same condition as sent , Buyer pays shipping Shipping Time 1 business day Payment: Paypal only We search for unusual and hard-to-find jewelry. Pls check regularly as we add items often! , I am happy to combine shipping on multiple orders! Tribe: Dan, Material: Wood, Original/Reproduction: Original, Origin: ivory coast

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