Ituri forest Ndaaka mask
Traditional African masks made by people living in the remote Ituri forest are very rare and have since been discovered late.
As this copy shows, their African masks Ndaaka are captivating for their simplicity and their very original painted designs.
Such a mask is worn by an elder who guides young men into the initiation cycle that makes them adult members of society. Located in the northeastern region of Congo, Ituri Forest owes its name to the Ituri River, which passes through dense vegetation. Typology approaching kumu / komo.
- Presumed dating
- Circa 1960
- 24 x 15 cm (sans la coiffe)
- Ethnic group
- Wood, raphia
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Tribal art collection Belgium
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