KUBA, PWOOM ITOK MASKS, DRC



KUBA
Pwoom Itok Mask 3
9.5" high
$2500

KUBA
Pwoom Itok Mask 4
9.5" high
$3000

The masks above have been vetted as being authentic with significant signs of use and age.

Despite their appearance we believe the masks below were made for the art market.

KUBA
Pwoom Itok Mask 5
16" high
$500

KUBA
Pwoom Itok Mask 8
10.5" high
$600

KUBA
Pwoom Itok Mask 9
9 " high
$150


KUBA
Pwoom Itok Mask 10
8.5" high
$150

 

KUBA
Pwoom Itok Mask 11
9.5" high
$150

 

KUBA
Pwoom Itok Mask 12
9.75" high
$150

Photographs © Tim Hamill

KUBA
PWOOM ITOK MASKS

The pwoom itok mask was part of the Kuba royal circle of masks. It is a simple dance mask. The eyes are surrounded by small holes and the mask is attached to an elaborate headdress consisting of feathers and raffia cloth. The dancer who wears the mask plays a wise, tired old man whom the other dancers come to consult. Masks 7 and 8 are a type that has horns curving around the eyes.

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