kuba Bwoon Headress
DR Congo, Songye/Luba
Bwoon headdresses are one of the royal masquerades in Kuba kingdom of Zaire. They are regarded as 'Friends of the King' in the dual sense that they are actually worn by the ruler and they represent a spirit, or ngesh. Used in festivals and initiations, the dance of Bwoon conveys qualities of youthful vigor and pride.
Dimensions: 21" x 17" x 17"
Palm leaf fibre, textile, cowry shells and glass beads.
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