This example has been vetted as authentic, with signs of use and age.
KALELWA MASK 60
19" high x 13" wide x 13" deep
This type of mask, made of reed, fibre and resin, was used in Mukanda, boys initiation camps. They are not common or well known, probably because they are often burned with the camp at the end of the initiation period. The chin is similar in form to that of the Chokwe Chihongo Masks.
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