Funeral Mask Inhuba Kabongo - Kuba / Kete - RDC Zaire ? "Who is eager to have a child bride pregnant woman ...?" ... African wisdom The Kuba are the most prolific group of Kasai Occidental . Kuba art is mainly developed around the royal person. This prestigious cultural, famous for its masks, statues and royal "Kasai velvet" is also rich in beautiful ceremonial costumes. www.bruno-mignot.com
Mask (20th century) Artist/s name Biwat people, Yuat River, Lower Sepik River, Papua New Guinea Medium wood, earth pigments, cassowary feathers Measurements 54.5 x 11.2 x 40.0 cm Place/s of Execution Yuat River, Lower Sepik River, Papua New Guinea
The Asaro Mudmen of Papua New Guinea. Legend has it they were defeated by an enemy tribe and forced to flee into the Asaro River, waiting until dusk before attempting to escape. The enemy saw them rise from the muddy banks covered in mud and thought they were spirits. Most tribes in Papua New Guinea are very afraid of spirits, so the enemy fled in fear. They then made masks with unusual designs from pebbles that they heated and water from the waterfall.