Africa | Tsekedi face mask from the Yaka people of Kwango, Bandundu, DR Congo | wood, feather, vegetal fibre | ca. prior to 1933 | This Yaka mask is a tsekedi type. Although worn by young circumcised males at the end of the mukanda ritual, they have little importance and are only rarely seen during the grand dance performed by the young men in the surrounding villages.

This Yaka mask is a tsekedi type. Although worn by young circumcised males at the end of the mukanda ritual, they have little importance and are only rarely seen during the grand dance performed by the young men in the surrounding villages.

Africa | Tsekedi face mask from the Yaka people of Popokabaka, Kwango, Bandundu, DR Congo | wood, raffia, pigment, vegetal fibre, textile | ca. prior to 1931 | Although worn by young circumcised males at the end of the mukanda ritual, these masks have little importance and are only rarely seen during the grand dance performed by the young men in the surrounding villages.

Object type : mask Place of collecting : Democratic Republic of the Congo > Bandundu > Kwango > Popokabaka Culture : Yaka Date of acquisition :

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