Dancing Tribal Mask Babongo Tribe

$ 94.00

Ritual and ceremonial masks are an essential feature of the traditional culture of the peoples of Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Babongo tribe, are an agricultural people of Gabon in equatorial Africa who are known as "forest people" due to their recent foraging economy. Though considered Mbenga Pygmies, they are not particularly short. They are originators of the Bwiti religion, based on consumption of the intoxicating hallucinogenic iboga plant.

This antique piece, is a dancing mask to mark an important occasion such as a rain ceremony, it is a classic piece of African history.  

Origin

Made in Western Africa 

Size

Length: 44 cm

Width: 36 cm

Weight: 3.6 kg