Tribal Group: KUBA.
Kuba Ngaady mask, guaranteed authentic
Mask, "Ngaady a waash", with attenuated face.
Cap of raffia fiber with cowrie shells.
Facial scarification paint.
Blue and yellow vertical beading.
Black and white beads around mouth.
Kuba Ngaady mask, right side view
Age uncertain ~ Carver unknown
This mask represents the daudhter of Woot, who is the major god in Kuba creation. She was the wife of the first king, making her the mother of all Kuba royalty. Lines painted as running down the cheeks symbolize tears of pain and joy.
18" high x 8" wide

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