Kuba Mask

Type: mask
Exhibits: Cycle of Life
Tribes: Kete group, Kuba peoples
Location: Central Africa, Kasai-Sankuru Rivers, The Democratic Republic of Congo
Period: 20th Century
Materials: Beads, Cowrie Shells, Horn, Wood
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The Kete  people farm along the southern border of the Kuba Kingdom and live in an independent villages led by family chiefs. They carved figures associated with initiations and helmet masks similar to the Bushoong Bwoon mask with large conical eyes.  Kete Ngita masks have a pair of backward-projecting horns and are worn during funerals (Bacquart, 1998:172).

Kuba Mask
Kuba Mask
Kuba Mask
Kuba Mask