Africa

The Bushoong do fine masks

aaaMystrySolvd-948Q:  Hello Mr Ibold. Important for me your opinion for my Kuba mask. Thank you very much.  Spyridon, 948

A:  Your Kuba mask is a Bushoong female character sometimes called ngady amwaash. If it was made in the West Kasai region of the DRC, it could be considered authentic.  In my opinion the designs, colors, beads and cowries are all very pretty, but it has been put together rather quickly compared to the older ones we see in books and museums that are more carefully detailed.  B+

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