|Type of Object||
Face Mask and stand
|Country of Origin||
DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo – formerly Zaire)
11.5" Mask, 16" w/ Stand
1.5lb Mask, 4lbs w/ Stand
Possible minor imperfections and wear & tear, including but not limited to scuffing, cracking and minimal chipping. Possible previous repairs. See photos or inquire for more details.
About people of Ituri Foest
There are several small tribes that live within the vast Ituri Rain-forest of northeastern Congo. Some of those tribes include Ndaaka, Lese, beke, Amba, Baali, Mbo and more. Mask making plays a huge role in everyday life, representing ancestor spirits and used in elaborate initiation ceremonies. These masks become difficult to distinguish from one another so a general term 'Itur mask' is often used for masks from this region.