Kuba Pwoo Itok Goggle Eyed Mask

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side full
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full back
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chin
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upper side
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This face mask belongs to the category of Pwoo Itok and Isheen Maal masks of the Kuba-Ngeende. It shows features of: a protruding forehead, cone eyes surrounded by holes. Multiple holes in the surrounding areas of the eyes that evoke the chameleon which can see in all directions. The face has a large triangular nose

This Ngeende group claims to have descended from Ishweemy, one of the nine sons of Woot, the primordial founder of the Kuba Kingdom. They are of a special importance to the Kuba Kingdom and designated as the holders of the Kuba official charms, Muyum, and they send representatives to the Kuba-Bushoong court. The Ngeende live in small villages led by chiefs who rule with the council of elders. Understandably, their art has many congruities with the art of the Kuba-Bushoong, the Ngoongo, the Kete, and all of them produce masks. The Ngeende masks tell the story of Woot and other important characters in the foundation of Kuba kingdom.

Such masks were used as a dancing mask during the initiation of young men and among the Bushoong it was worn by members of the Batende, a secret regulatory society which had among its duties the apprehension of criminals

Approximate dimensions: 63cm (H) x 28cm (W) x 35cm (D)

Weight: 2kg

Price: please send us an inquiry and we will answer as soon as possible

If you are in Uganda, you can view the products in our shops:

Entebbe: c/o Anna's Corner
Queen's Road, Plot 12,
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Buganda Road 18
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