Vintage Lega Passport Mask Small, Congo Early 20th Century
Lega Passport Mask this is one of a kind,dramatic and beautiful vintage African Mask from The Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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DIMENSIONS: 6.5" L x 3" W x 2" D
MATERIALS: Hand Carved Wood *note all marks and wear are inherent qualities of an authentic vintage item and are not damages.
ORIGIN: The Democratic Republic of the Congo, exact age unknown
FACTS & HISTORY: These types of masks are called Lukwakongo and were worn on the arm, carried in the hand, attached to a hat or grouped with similar masks for purposes of identification, like modern day passports. Small masks were for individuals, while large were used to represented a family while traveling.