This is an exquisite vintage mask hand carved from wood by the Bembe people of Congo. It has a beautiful red and white patina and detail. It has a rope for hanging attached to the backside. Place on your wall and admire!
The Bembe originate from the northwest forests of Congo (Zaire). They are representative of numerous ethnic traditions including Lega, pre-Lega, Boyo-Kunda, and Bemba. They are a tough and proud people who absorbed other populations and their systems of thought in the process of carving out their current homeland in a time of widespread conflict and under economic pressure from European invaders and slave traders during the 19th century. Their desire for more land continues to result in conflict in the area today.
Measures about 8 1/4" W x 15 1/4" W
Place of origin: Democratic Republic of the Congo
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