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Lele helmet mask – Beads, Cauris, Plant fibre, Wood – KUBA – Congo


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Beautiful KUBA LELE helmet mask from DR Congo.
The 20,000 Lele people occupy the western region of the KUBA kingdom and live from hunting and agriculture. Lel carvers produced face masks worn at the annual founding celebrations which are nearly flat and have slit eyes surrounded by multiple lines.
Lele masks are rare and this one is a true beauty. The mask is decorated with cauri shells and African beads. Good condition with traces of wear and tear.

Object Lele Mask
Ethnic group: Kuba
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood, Beads, Cauris, Plant fibre
Estimated period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 50x28x26 cm
Weight: 1800 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear


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