Artisan Crafted Congolese African Mask in Brown and White, "Yaka Rites"
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The Yaka people who dwell along the Kwango River inspire this elegant African mask. Christopher Nyasafo carves the imposing image from sese wood and paints it by hand. Masks are very important in the rites of passage for these residents of the Democratic Republic of Congo, especially the rituals in which adolescents become men.
This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
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