PENDE "long Bearded" Mask Mbuya Kiwoyo Muyombo. Democratic Republic of the Congo.
African Tribal PENDE "long Bearded" Mask Mbuya Kiwoyo Muyombo. 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.