This is a beautiful and very old Kuba Bwoom helmet mask.
Kuba people used fur on the chin of the mask until the 1950s, since then we can find richly decorated raffia fabric on the Bwoom masks.
The total height of this mask is 56 cm with the fur.
Provenance: US private collection
- Indigenous object name
- An exquisite Kuba Bwoom helmet mask
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- DR Congo
- Wood, copper sheets, beads, cowries, animal hair, seed pods
- 1st half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 34×25×32 cm