MC1369 Beautiful African mask Yela neighbors Mbole mask Congo Rdc

MC1369 Beautiful African mask Yela neighbors Mbole mask Congo Rdc

Regular price $613.00 Sale

English description below

CONGO DRC

Rare YELA mask

The Yela are a people whose rites have remained quite mysterious to us.
They are culturally close to the Mbole, a little better known, with whom they share the cult of Lilwa

Their art is best known for the famous "OFIKA", sculptures of torture victims, the masks are rarer
The Lilwa society (which could be compared to the Bwami of the Lega) organized the social structure, ensured the stability of the community and punished those who transgressed (among other well-kept secrets) 

Installed in the "central basin", they are neighbors of the Kela, the Mbole, the Jonga and the Lengola



Features:

TYPE OF OBJECT: Mask. 
ETHNIC GROUP: Yela
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo DRC
(ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaire).
MATERIAL: Wood, textile, vegetable fibers
DIMENSIONS: Height 31.5 cm
CONDITION: Average/poor
Restoration: It was broken and reattached
See photos. 
Delivered without base
--------------------------
Find us on social networks:
Find us on social networks:
CONGO DRC

YELA

Lilwa Society Mask



The Yela are a people whose rites have remained quite mysterious to us.
They are culturally close to the Mbole, a little better known, with whom they share the cult of Lilwa.

Their art is especially known for the famous "OFIKA", sculptures of tortured persons, masks are rarer
The Lilwa society (which could be compared to the Bwami of the Lega) organized the social structure, ensured the stability of the community and punished those who transgressed (among others well-kept secrets)

Installed in the "central basin", they are neighbors of Kela, Mbole, Jonga and Lengola


Features:

TYPE OF OBJECT: Mask.
ETHNIC GROUP: Yela
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Democratic Republic Congo
(ex Zaire, ex Belgian Congo).
MATERIAL: Wood, textiles, vegetable fibers
DIMENSIONS: About 12 1/2 inches high.
CONDITION: Medium/bad
Restoration: it was broken and glued
Please have a look on pictures.
Stand display is NOT included