Kuba Bushoong Bwoom Royal Mask, Kongo #887

$ 2,800.00

  • Kuba Bushoong Bwoom Royal Mask, Kongo #887
  • Materials: wood richly decorated with cowrie shells and beads.
  • There are more than twenty different types of masks that function within the men's initiation society.
  • Bwoom’s specific identity varies according to different versions of the myth. He may represent the king’s younger brother, a person of Twa descent, or a commoner. Embodying a subversive force within the royal court, the Bwoom masquerade is performed in conflict with the mask representing Woot.
  • Good condition with traces of tribal use and great colorful appearance.
  • Measurements:  43×36×35 cm
  • Condition: Excellent