Mbangu Katundu Mbuya PENDE mask - Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mbangu Katundu Mbuya PENDE mask - Democratic Republic of the Congo

Regular price €250.00 Sale

Very Old Mbangu Katundu Mbuya PENDE mask - The Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mbuya village masks are used to entertain a community during non-ritual festivities. Once used during Mukanda initiation ceremonies to mark the end of male circumcision rituals, Mbuya masquerades are now used to highlight a number of characters and roles in Pende society. 

  • Height 23 cm.
  • Wood, black and white kaolin and sisal fabric
  • First half of the 20th Century
  • Nice condition; has been used a lot
  • Source IMO DARA https://www.imodara.com/