|Traditional African Shield - 13.5 Inches Wide x 14 Inches Tall - #44797|
14 Inches Tall
13.5 Inches Across
Materials: Handcarved Wood, Kaolin Paint
Some masks may show heavy patina, sometimes including African repairs. You will receive this exact mask.
- The Songye tribe resides in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Songye masks and shields are characterized by their dramatic striped patterning and bold carving.
- As in both traditional and modern art, Songye carvers use color symbolically to further communicate the nature of their work.
- White stands for purity, peace and other positive traits, black for darkness and evil while red is symbolic of courage, danger, or stamina.