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AMT0067
Lega Mask

Lega masks are usually carved in a distinctive style, with a heart-shaped concave face, slightly protruding forehead and a narrow nose. The faces of the masks are rubbed with white clay (pembe) each time they are used and thereby acquire the white patina that colors the face and enhances the various decorative designs.

Lega masks are used to represent levels of seniority and authority. For the Lega the ultimate goal is to reach the uppermost level of Bwami where one would be recognised as a Kindi, a leader and also a moral and social authority to be honored with the right to wear or carry certain masks.

Sourcing difficulty: 1 = very easy to find, 5 = very rare 3
Dimensions 200 - 300mm
Material Wood
Finish
Country of origin Congo-Kinshasa
PRODUCT DISCLAIMER

All products sourced and sold by Amatuli Trading Store are original, unique and handmade. No two items are exactly the same and because of this, variations in colour, size and condition may occur.

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