Old and used African Tribal Kuba / Ngeende Pwoom Itok PASSPORT Mask - Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Old and used African Tribal Kuba / Ngeende Pwoom Itok PASSPORT Mask - the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
These masquettes embody protective spirits. Sometimes they are used as a sacred object for oath taking and making sacrifices. They are usually small copies of full-sized masks whose spirit may be contacted by manipulating the small mask The "passport" masks may also act as witnesses during initiation ceremonies and protect the owner when he is away from home. The Kuba Pwoom mask was danced at funerals, boys’ initiations, for entertainment, and may have also functioned for social control.