SUKU STYLE MASKS ARCHIVES, DRC


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

For UNSOLD Suku Masks GO TO SUKU MASKS PAGE

SUKU STYLE
MASK 17
22-31" high
SOLD

SUKU STYLE
MASK 1
15-28" high
SOLD

SUKU STYLE
MASK 4
13-27" high
SOLD



SUKU STYLE
MASK 5
15-25" high
SOLD

SUKU STYLE
MASK 12
16-25" high
SOLD

Suku 3
SOLD

Suku 8
SOLD

Suku 10
SOLD

Suku 14
SOLD

Suku 2
SOLD


 

Suku 15
SOLD

Suku 18
SOLD
 

 

Suku 23
SOLD

Suku 24
SOLD
 

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

SUKU, HEMBA HELMET MASKS, DRC

Worn during male initiation ceremonies, masks like these represented all departed ancestors. Mourning songs were sung during the ritual; the vertical lines on the face are tears. Neighbors of the Yaka, Suku masks are more conservative in their facial treatments. Although styles vary, there is usually a massive collar of raffia and often a figure or animal on the top of the mask.

The measurements are first for the mask, then the mask including the raffia. Only #25 is not a helmet mask.

Despite their apperance, these masks show no evidence of having been danced and were probably made to be sold.

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