Dancing Tribal Mask Songwe Tribe
Ritual and ceremonial masks are an essential feature of the traditional culture of the peoples of Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Songwe tribe, are from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, previously known as "Zaire". This is where the famous "Rumble in the Jungle", fight between Muhammad Ali and George Forema.
Over 200 ethnic groups populate the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of which the majority are Bantu peoples. Together, Mongo, Luba and Kongo peoples (Bantu) and Mangbetu-Azande peoples constitute around 45% of the population.
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.
Made in Western Africa
Length: 47 cm
Width: 38 cm
Weight: 3.2 kg