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.
Learn more : Brooklyn Museum Bwoom mask
Private collection Russia
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- Bwoom mask
- Region/ country
- Congo DRC
- Kuba Bushoong
- Early 20th century
- Very good condition, slightly used with small signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 40×23×0 cm