Africa | Ngady Mwaash Mask. DR Congo. c. 1900 AD. | In the Minneapolis Institute of Arts collection

Democratic Republic of the Congo, c. (In the Minneapolis Institute of Arts collection)

Africa | Fiber mask with costume from the Pende people, Gungu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.   Raffia, paper, dye.  ca. mid 20th century |  Pende fiber and wooden masks are worn by adults during initiation rites, funerals, ceremonies associated with leadership and other important public gatherings. Fiber masquerades such as this minganji mask and costume consist of a knotted fiber mask, body suit and raffia fringe skirt, bracelets and anklets that totally cover the body.

Fiber mask with costume from the Pende people, Gungu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Africa | Mask "gitenga" from the Pende people of DR Congo | Wood, polychrome paint and plant fibers

Congo, Pende wood, polychrome paint, broad oval form, framed by plant fibres

Masque masculin « Kifwébé », Songye, République Démocratique du Congo Bois, pigments, fibres. Haut : 46 cm

DR Congo Songye people male 'Kifwébé' mask of wood and pigment.

Africa | Helmet mask "bwoom" from the Kuba people of DR Congo | wood, copper sheet, polychrome glass beads, cowrie shells and animal hair

Helmet Mask - Kuba people of DR Congo - Wood, copper sheet, glass beads, cowrie shells and animal hair.

Africa | Mask from the Ha or Tabwa people of Tanzania | Glass beads, textile and feathers

Tanzania Ha or Tabwa people mask of textile and glass beads.

Africa | Minganji mask from the Pende people of the Democratic Republic of Congo | Woven grasses, cloth, kaolin and feathers | 20th century

Minganji Mask century Artist/Maker: Pende peoples Woven grasses, cloth, kaolin, and feathers Overall: 12 x 10 x 3 in.

Yaka Ndeemba Mask, DR Congo

After a long history of forced migration and union with other groups, the Yaka have been an independent society since the century.

Africa | Beaded mask from the Tabwa people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo | Mid 20th century | Glass beads, fur, monkey hair, cloth, feathers

DR Congo Tabwa people mid C beaded face mask of glass beads, fur, monkey hair, cloth and feathers.

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