Songye kifwebe passport mask origin: zaire height: 8 in circa: late 19th - early 20th century materials: wood, pigment provenance:the estate of rahul patel, ojai ca price on request a fantastic miniature version of a kifwebe style mask from the songye people. Songye kifwebe mask, democratic republic of the congo in this piece the daring architecture of the highly symbolic forms of kifwebe masks are interpreted through the songye cosmogony and the often notwithstanding this report or any discussions concerning a lot, all. Not to be confused with the songhai people the songye people, sometimes written songe, are a bantu ethnic group from the central democratic republic of the congo edit the songye people, like luba people. Songye mask democratic republic of the congo among the small songye chiefdoms along the lomami river, maskers were emissaries of the ruling elite, who relied on the ideology of witchcraft and sorcery to sustain their rule.
The hoima witch and the songye mask by discrepant, released 05 may 2017. A songye king from central africa used this throne on ceremonial occasions the female figure probably represents a royal ancestor her stomach scars indicate her high status, but it is uncertain if the depiction is of a specific individual or intended to honor royal women generally. Songye mask 54 16 high, not including raffia, 28 with raffia 9 wide, 12 with raffia 95 deep $1200 this songye male mask has been vetted as being authentic but with only there is a little damage on the tip of the nose, and a crack (now stable) on the top back of the masak on the right side of the crest. Songye peoples 20th century height: 20 in wood, pigment, and hair the male bwadi bwa kifebwe society of men among the songye and neighboring luba peoples helped leaders exercise political and economic power it employed a dramatic mask called kifwebe whose linear patterns are said to allude.
Another very bold, female kifwebe songye mask from thedemocratic republic of congo a flatter and broader example than the other songye masks on sale very delicate incised work on almost all of the mask with chevrons and curves the incisions are filled with kaolin and the marking painted with a. This mask could easily be partially restored it has been left alone to give buyer that option about the songye peopleduring the 16th century, the songye migrated from the shaba area, which is now the democratic republic of congo (formerly zaire), and settled on the left bank of the lualaba river, on a. 199 usd the songye kifwebe masks belong to a society of the same name, a society the enjoys extreme respect some individuals of the songye kifwebe society, the 'basha masende' are believed to have supernatural powers enabling them to manipulate spirits using magical techniques. The songye are divided into many sub-groups, and governed by a central leader, the yakitengé, whose function requires he does not show strong emotions, do not involve physical contact with the villagers and do our coments on the general condition of the piece: recent mask of a beautiful black patina.
Shop for songye on etsy, the place to express your creativity through the buying and selling of handmade and vintage goods. Very impressive and powerful kifwebe male mask decorated with brown and white pinstripes as usual in male masks kifwebe a ridge from the nose rises on the top of the head ethnicity : songye nation : democratic republic of the congo weight : 2700 gr. Q: i bought this male songye kifwebe mask a month ago from a seller in brussels it is a huge mask of this type at least the biggest i've ever seen: 77cmx31cmx51cm, w: 3,4kg. Above is a songye masks hand carved by the songye people of mozambique in comparison to all the masks i researched, this one stood image above found on the internet medium: fineliner pen on paper i was quite pleased with the outcome for this experimentation in terms of technique (the way.
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The bwadi bwa kifwebe male society is responsible for maintaining control, order and rule among the songye people of the democratic republic of congo it is believed that the power of the masks provide bwadi bwa kifwebe members with wealth and supernatural abilities. Songye comb, mask pattern (2) africa congo (democratic republic) mask with the distinctive features of the kifwebe society of the songye people note the incised scarification lines, the rectangular mouth, the elongated nose between globular eyes. African art and masks of the songye people of the democratic republic of the congo genuineafricacom research archives: songye.
Interpreting the mask masks are known as kifwebe in both the luba and songye languages non-initiates cannot even begin to grasp the layers of significance the striations on the featured mask recall animal stripes which invoke the striped bongo antelope but to those in the know, they also refer. No internet connection. 21 usd a luba-songye kifwebe style mask features a convex forehead with heavy lidded eyes and a plaster finish on carved wood features a scarlet protrusion at the top terminating at the nose and a large scarlet and black mouth. Scroll down to view pieces - click on the picture for more details #413 - songye mask, songye, congo $ 12500 this piece measures 20-1/2 x 6-1/2 x 5-3/4 and weighs about 1 pound without packaging #413 - songye mask, songye, congo.