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.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
26 x 16 cm (without the beard)
Ethnic group
Lega / Balega / Warega
Material(s)
Wood, raphia
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium
Condition
Excellent

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