African art > African mask > Lwalwa Mask

Mask Lwalwa, Lwalu, Nkaaki (N° 19226)

African masks Lwalwa, Lwalu. The Lwalwa live near the Kasai river, between Angola and Zaire. Having historically had a matrilineal society, the Lwalwa, after undergoing the Luba and Songye influence, adopted a patrilineal system within their rudimentary political and social organization. The male mask nkaki, nkaaki, red or brown according to M.L. Felix, carved in wood mulela, is one of the four types of masks produced by the privileged caste formed by their sculptors. These craftsmen, according to their merits, can become chiefs and organize dances, including the balango, during which acrobatics are performed by young dancers. These masks are then exhibited, or worn during initiation ceremonies, or to appease the spirits after an unsuccessful hunt. Litt. 100 People of Zaire and their sculpture" M.L. Félix(p.94-95)  

Watch the video

Possibility of payment in2x (2x 90.0 €)

This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost

Originex-collection belge
Countryrdc ex zaire
Weight0.25 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle inclusOptional

You could also be interested by these items
Masque DanMasque DanMasque KweleMasque IbibioMasque Diomande

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts
One person already marked interrest on this item

You have question on this item ? contact us


Previously viewed items
African art - Mask Lwalwa, Lwalu, Nkaaki
African art  -  New York - Paris - London

© 2021 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73 Rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100