This face mask was carved in the style of the Biombo people of DRC. The mask has geometric designs on the top of the head and around the chin. This mask was likely made for the selling market but is still a beautiful piece of artwork. There is some scuffing and general wear and tear throughout. Please inspect photos carefully.
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Some scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.
About the Biombo People
The Biombo occupy an area in DRC, just south of the confluence of the Lulua and Kasai Rivers. Their artistry has been influenced by both neighboring Kuba and Eastern Pende. It is believed that the Biombo use masks during circumcision ceremonies, though documentation of their history and rituals is almost non existent.