African art among the Songye MASKS. African art among the Songye. This masks streaked with large bands forms a reduced version of the "wooden masks" (plural Bifwebe) of the, the same type of which was produced by the Luba. The term African masks refers to the masks, the society of masks, and the wearer of the masksbelonging to the male secret society bwadi bwa kifwebe which ensured social control.
There are three variants: the masculine (kilume) generally with a high crest, the feminine (kikashi) with a very lowor even absent crest, and finally the tallest embodying power(kia ndoshi). An original patina covers the item.
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