Stülpmaske - Wood, raffia, cowries, beads, leather - mwashambooy (mukyee m) - Cuba - D.R.Congo

Description
Stülpmaske - Wood, raffia, cowries, beads, leather - mwashambooy (mukyee m) - Cuba - D.R.Congo
approx. middle of last century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

The Mwaash aMbooy is composed of wood, skin and raffia cloth. This mask represents the king. It was assumed that masks were worn during the time of Queen Labaam, whose name and ideas during her reign were suggestive of carvings. If you follow traditions, the masks can be found in the time of chieftains. There is an ncok song which mentions a bwoom mask from this time. The song also mentioned what decorations were required for the masks. It was the time when cowrie shells and beads were applied to the surface of these masks.

Lot details
Object
Stülpmaske
Indigenous object name
mwashambooy (mukyee m)
Ethnic group/ culture
Cuba
Region/ country
D.R.Congo
Material
Wood, raffia, cowries, beads, leather
Period
approx. middle of last century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
60×28×0 cm
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