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Pende Style Decorative Mask 18″ – DRC – African Art

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This mask was carved in the style of the Pende people of DRC. This mask is a beautiful decorative piece that would fit with most home décor. It measures 18 inches tall and weighs 3 pounds. There is some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear. Stand not included but one can be added for an additional fee.

Type of Object

Face Mask

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Pende

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

18"

Width (Inches)

10"

Depth (Inches)

6"

Weight (Pounds)

3 lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.

Tribe Information

About the Pende People

Ancestor worship is significantly importance to the Pende people. Appeasing the ancestors (mvumbi), is accomplished through rituals and offerings, usually provided by the head of the family. If neglected, it is believed that the ancestors will cause sickness and hardship to the household. When asked for help, a diviner will regularly demand offerings be made to a wooden sculpture to placate the provoked ancestors.
Read more about the Pende here.

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