210240 - Tribal used African Ituri Helm mask - Congo.
Old Tribal used Finely crafted african fetisch Helm mask from the Ituri - Congo.
This type of masks are dancing masks.
Hand carved from cotton, with color pigments,
Height: 53 cm.
Based on their modes of subsistence, there are two principal kinds of inhabitants of the Ituri Forest people : the nomadic hunting and gathering peoples, often referred to as Pygmies, and the village-dwelling agriculturalists, most of whom are Bantu-speaking. Neither of these two groups is isolated from the other; in many parts of the Ituri, villagers and hunter-gatherers practice a form of mutual interdependence, which includes the sharing of language and many customs.