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African Masks - Punu Mask

African masks and African statues from the Punu tribe of Cameroon, Gabon, and the Congo. This Punu Mask measures inches tall.

African Masks - Yoruba Mask

African masks and African statues from the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria and Benin. This Yoruba Mask measures 12 inches tall.

This African Mask from the Pende tribe of the Democratic Republic of Congo measures 12 inches tall and is hand-carved of wood. This example ...

This African Mask from the Pende tribe of the Democratic Republic of Congo measures 12 inches tall and is hand-carved of wood.

African Masks Bakongo

African masks and African statues from the Bakongo tribe of Congo. This Bakongo Mask measures 11 inches tall.

Punu masks represent the idealised beauty of Punu women, and should only be carved by Punu men. The elaborate Punu hairstyles suggest that the wearer is wealthy as her hair has not been flattened by the need to carry goods. Sometimes Punu masks are painted white with kaolin clay to represent the spirits of dead ancestors during funerals.

Punu masks represent the idealised beauty of Punu women, and should only be carved by Punu men. The elaborate Punu hairstyles suggest that the wearer is wealthy as her hair has not been flattened by the need to carry goods. Sometimes Punu masks are painted white with kaolin clay to represent the spirits of dead ancestors during funerals.

Hemba Mask 4 from the DRC. 8.75 in. "The extremely stylized chimpanzee masks are called mwisi gwa so'o a term that alludes to the 'spirit-invested object of the chimpanzee human' that inhabits the mask. via Hamill Gallery

Democratic Republic of Congo, Hemba people - The extremely stylized chimpanzee masks are called mwisi gwa so'o a term that alludes to the "spirit-ivested object of the chimpanzee human" that inhabits the mask Más

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