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Wooden Mask - YAKA - KAKUNGU - SUKU - D.R.Congo, Africa

Lot reference 22131947

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Current bid $211
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Location: Germany
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$211 Bidder 8622
14-11-2018 20:39:21
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First half of 20th century, used condition

Old Suku wooden mask from Congo.

Weathered Yaka Kakungu mask painted in several colours.

Dimensions: h: 42 cm, w: 24 cm, d: 12 cm (measured without the iron stand).

The iron stand is included.

Shipping: insured shipping via DHL with tracking number.

Text: Book: ‘Die Ganzheit als Ziel’, Reinhardt and Johanna Guldager Foundation,

Suku. Kakungu ceremonial mask. The 80,000 Suku live in the southwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their key economic resources are agriculture and hunting. In the Suku society, it is the responsibility of the Nkanda Association to prepare boys for their coming-of-age. In the seclusion of the lodges, located outside the village, boys aged between ten and fifteen, are taught the history and traditions of their people, and undergo the compulsory circumcision. They also learn the songs and dances performed at their initiation ceremonies. Several different masks are used in the Nkanda closing ceremonies. Kakungu is the largest of the initiation masks. The mask makes an appearance on the day of circumcision, and again, when the young man leaves the lodge to return to the village. Kakungu masks teach the young men obedience and respect for their elders. These masks are also protective, and threaten anyone suspected of evil intent towards the initiates. They are required for the treatment of impotence and sterility. Kakungu masks have an assertive and striking design, with a large forehead and bulging cheeks. When not in use, they are displayed in shrines.

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    Danielahilda April 17, 2019

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    Beautiful mask! Recommended Seller!!! Perfect transaction!
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    danmask March 29, 2019

  • Beautiful eggs! Thanks for the quick delivery!

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  • Flawless deal - highly recommended.

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    Very fast shipment and very well packed. Item according to description. Thanks very much.
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    user-ff2e875 January 30, 2019

  • everything ok

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    Commande bien reçue . Très beau masque .
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    1dominique January 13, 2019

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    Despite the long delay in receiving the order, I noticed that the paintings did not correspond, mostly to the publicity made, receiving up to five repeated balls. The choice was not made correctly.
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    sehr schöne Kugeln, sehr schnell geliefert, waren auch sehr sicher verpackt,
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    bernarddarsch November 16, 2018

  • Perfectly packed and delivered!

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    Mentioned authentication in case of sale not sent with purchased item, then send print screen of other offer with regular mail, should be sued, looser, no place for life in this society.Koen.
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    Todo el proceso ha sido muy correcto...estoy satisfecho con el servicio y el artículo comprado.. Recomendable 100%
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    dear buyers, for the delivery in your country, i really can not be held responsible.
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    Super, sehr gut verpackt, schnelle Lieferung !
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    Beautiful tree of life, well described and pictures accordingly. Caerfully packed and correct delivery.
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    robertk May 17, 2018

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