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Kuba Mask Beaded Feather Headress Congo African Art

Regular Price: $495.00

Special Price: $299.00

Product #: 111279
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Title Kuba Mask Beaded Feather Headress Congo African Art
Country of Origin Democratic Republic of  Congo
People Kuba or Leele, Lele
Materials Wood, raffia grass, glass beads, cowrie shells, copper metal
Approximate Age 20th Century
Dimensions Height: 22 Inches
Width: 12 Inches
Depth: 13 Inches
Overall Condition Fair. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair Loose beads, shells, dirt, and general wear; see pictures for details.


A decorated face mask with woven raffia headdress decorating the top and sides. Feathers and ornate patterns of shells and glass beads adorn the pannels.  


This face mask is attributed to the Kuba and shows some similarities with the Leele people. Masks made by the Leele differ somewhat from the Kuba masks in that Kuba masks are heavily decorated with bead and have bold traits. On this mask, the hairline, the form of the eyes, nose, and mouth  are Kuba. 


Recommended Reading:


Cornet's ART ROYAL KUBA, Mack's EMIL TORDAY AND THE ART OF THE CONGO 1900-1909.