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African facial mask in wood - LWALWA - D.R. Congo

Lot reference 13049979
African facial mask in wood - LWALWA - D.R. Congo

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$ 120 Bidder 0387
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2nd half of the 20th century - Good condition

Powerful mask from the LWALWA tribe from D.R.Congo.

The Lwalwa live in the Western Kasai region. The Lwalwa Mask represents the Supreme being Mvidie Mukulu and Nzambi, the first Creator who knows all things. Lwalwa art is best known for their powerful, very Cubist masks with perfect proportions and elegant lines. The nose looks like the beak of the calao bird.
Lwalwa masks are styled with simple geometric shapes. The eyes of the mask are rectangular holes and the nose is a long flat triangle that often extends to the top of the head.
They are cut from a forest called ' Mulela ' and coloured with a dye from the fruit of the ' Mukula ' tree, also called ' blood wood ' or ' sealing-wax ' tree.

Lwalwa sculptors are privileged members of the tribe and highly paid for their craft. Their skills are often passed on from father to son.

Dimensions approximately:
Height: 33 cm.
Width: 23 cm
Depth: 14 cm

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Comes without stand.

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Feedback score: 98.7%
Reviews given: 729
Member since: November 26, 2014
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    Perfect delivery

    zorn67 August 3, 2017

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    Veramente una consegna velocissima. La merce è stata imballata ad opera d'arte . Complimenti al Venditore

    fuminos2005 August 3, 2017

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    Perfect transaction ^^ The mask is beautiful and exactly as described, perfectly packed and very fastly delivered. Highly recommended seller.

    Moialmathea1975 July 29, 2017

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    wat lange levertijd maar voor de rest goed verpakt en in orde

    Luciano07 July 28, 2017

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    Mooi masker gekocht,snel bezorgd en goed verpakt.

    hanzeman July 27, 2017

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Austria $ 46.93
Belgium $ 14.67
Canada $ 93.86
Switzerland $ 46.93
Germany $ 46.93
Denmark $ 46.93
Spain $ 46.93
France $ 35.20
United Kingdom $ 46.93
Ireland $ 46.93
Italy $ 35.20
Luxembourg $ 46.93
Netherlands $ 14.67
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Poland $ 46.93
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United States $ 93.86
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