- Sold out
Lega Idimu mask of the Bwami - SOLD OUT
In Lega culture, the social and moral life of the people is governed by an initiation society known as Bwami, which is responsible for teaching through community shows, dances and objects. The Bwami association includes several initiatory degrees for men and women.
In African lega art, there are humanoid figures, zoomorphs, masks and other objects.
The idimu masks like that are the property of the higher rank insiders. During the main community representations, the idimu masks hang from what can be called a fence, surrounded by lukwakongo ornaments, smaller and personal. See photo in context.
Our gallery also offers lukwakongo passport masks, please contact us for more information.
- Presumed dating
- 1st half XXth century
- 26 x 16 cm (without the beard)
- Ethnic group
- Lega / Balega / Warega
- Wood, raphia
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Tribal art collection Belgium
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