This Lwalwa mask would make a wonderful addition to any home or collection. He comes with a custom made stand for easy display. The mask measures 23 inches tall, 29 inches including the stand, and weighs 5 pounds.
Lwalwa Face Mask with Custom Stand 23″ – DRC – African Art
1 in stock
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23" mask, 29" on stand
Some imperfections and wear and tear. See photos or inquire for more information.
About the Lwalwa People
“Another tribe related to the Lualua is the Lwalwa who number 20,000 and live in the frontier with Angola. They are of the Kete origin and came I close contact with the Lunda people during the 17th century. Nevertheless, they remained independent, although they formed a relationship with the Salampasu and the Mbagani. Each Lwalwa village is headed by either a male or female chief, known as Dina Dia Bukalenga, whose power is held in check by a powerful society, the Bangongo. In common with their neighbours, Lwalwa men hunt and the women farm.”
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.