This is an antique, Pende People tribally made and danced wooden Mbangu Sickness mask which is decorated with a woven organic raffia fiber head piece. Mask was collected from the Congo, Africa and was made by the Pende tribe. The Pende Mbangu Sickness masks are based off of a charter from a folk story of a highly regarded. Hunter who had been stricken with facial paralysis. This mask demonstrates how even the most esteemed and upright member of the community can unexpectedly be afflicted with. The Pende believe that the individual is a victim of sorcery, bewitched by. A rival who jealously inflicted him with disease. In the tribal performance, the Mbangu mask is danced with a whole cast of other character masks, from clown to sorcerer and prostitute. These masks teach Pende audiences about the rewards of good behavior and of the pitfalls of those who are. This is one of the very few portrayals of illness to be portrayed in African art, and it is thus an important piece as well as being an attractive piece of art in its own right. His beautiful mask measures 9 inches long by 9 inches wide. Be sure to add me to your. The item “Antique Pende Tribally Danced Mbangu Black & White Sickness Mask Congo, Africa” is in sale since Sunday, November 27, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Sculptures & Statues”. The seller is “mountainamma” and is located in Williams, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, Ukraine, Cayman islands.
- Color: Natural Wooden Shades White Pigment
- Material: Wood, Raffia, Paint
- Maker: Pende People Congo Africa
- Original/Reproduction: Original