Lele mask from the Congo

Q:  These are a couple of the mask I own. I know they are from the Congo, and collected from a time when it was Zaire. One on the right used to have grass as a headpiece but it could not make the customs.  Ann, 1213

A:  I picked the one that I thought would interest collectors the most. It is from the Lele people in the West Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The more familiar Luluwa and Kuba tribes live nearby. I do not know the name or function of this particular mask. Hopefully one of our viewers might have more info to add.

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