KUBA, BWOOM MASKS ARCHIVES, DRC

The masks below have been sold and are left here for educational and research purposes.

For UNSOLD Kuba Bwoom Masks GO TO KUBA BWOOM MASKS PAGE

 

KUBA
Bwoom
Mask 1
SOLD

  KUBA
Bwoom
Mask 2
SOLD

 KUBA
Bwoom
Mask 3
SOLD


KUBA
Bwoom
Mask 4
SOLD

KUBA
Bwoom
Mask 6
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

KUBA, BWOOM MASKS, DRC

Masks like these, with their bulging foreheads, represent the evil brother, Bwoom, in a ritual reenactment of Kuba mythological origins and royal power struggles. Seeking both the throne of his brother, Mwaash A Mboy, and the king's wife, Ngaady A Mwaash, Bwoom symbolically speaks for the common man.

Despite their appearance we think these masks were made to be sold.

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