PENDE MASK

Female Pende face mask
Kwilu Kasaï
South Central Congo
Published in African Heritage Documentation & Research center 01666545

Ex Collection Philip and Rosalind Goldman, London

This female mask called Gabuku is one of the many anthropomorphic characters that compromise the Mbuya mask from the eastern Pende.
They are used in theatrical performances that use parody and drama to explore moral and judicial principes central to the Pende society.

Wood, Pigments, fiber cloth, 22 x 22 cm

Price on request.