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Suku Mask (N° 25245)

A variant of the large African suku kakungu mask, this two-tone example reproduces its large orbits or hanging cheeks, framing a straight nose overhanging a narrow and discreet mouth.

Matt patina, dry, abrasions.
The Suku and Yaka ethnic groups recognize common origins and have the same social structure as well as similar cultural practices. They can only be differentiated by their stylistic variations. The mukanda is the name given to all the rites around the initiation ceremony of pubescent young people, consecrating the end of childhood and shared by many communities.
Suku kakungu masks are reputed to be among the largest masks in Black Africa. These masks supposed to control the rain were out during the initiation rites but if they did not participate in any dance they jumped and gesticulated. They also appeared with their female counterparts kazeba or mateemu.

Source: " Insiders ". Editions of the Dapper Museum  

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OriginEx-collection française
Countryrdc ex zaire
Height cm49
Width20 cm
Weight0.95 Kg
Socle inclusOptional

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