A wood Yaka helmet mask with a fibre beard.
Originating in the middle Kwilu, this type of helmet mask was used among the Yaka, the Suku, & Pindi groups in the Kasai, and was connected with initiation rites of passage. H= 60cm
Provenance: Patrick Dierickx
Wood and raffia parts in good condition, some abrasion on the white pigments.
Published in "Living with African Art" by David Norden,2019. Nr017
- Indigenous object name
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Congo DRC
- Mid 20th century
- Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 50×20×30 cm