Kuba 'Ngaady a Mwaash' Mask from Democratic Republic of Congo.
Lega Idimu Mask
Country: Dem . Rep. of Congo
Size: 10″ (25.4 cm) Tall
Notes: Stand not included.
The Lega Idimu mask resembles the Lukwakongo mask, but it is larger and is owned collectively and is kept by an appropriate member of Yananio or Kindi.
In major performances, the Idimu mask is hung from a fence surrounded by all the smaller, individually owned lukwakongo masks that belong to those in attendance. The mask represents the source or man who brought the higher Bwami levels to a community and gave them to all the members present who are represented by their individual masks.
|Dimensions||12 x 12 x 6 in|