This mask has been vetted as being authentic with significant signs of use and age.
Photographs © Hamill Gallery
47" high x 25" wide x 13.5" deep
This mask is from a private California collection.
This type of woven raffia mask was worn pulled over the head by young, male initiates of the Binji people, DRC. The somewhat bird-like character to the face is enhanced by a stitched-on birds beak. The attached eyes are of fiber. The colorful feathers are removable .There is a hole in the beak.
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