Congo Zaire Masks(36 items)
Enter NOVICA’s collection of handcrafted Congo Zaire Masks and discover an assemblage of authentic African decor unlike anything you could imagine. Happy exploring!
Featured Reviews on Congo Zaire Masks
By Gina P.
I just received you mask, ?Keeping Order?, and it is beautifully made. I particularly love the contrast of the red and black, and the aluminum inserts are beautiful. It is proudly hanging on my wall already with my other masks from Ghana! At this time I have 5 masks, plus 2 mini masks in my collection. This one will not be my last!
By Jane J.
River Goddess by Salihu Ibrahim is breath-taking! Thrilled with this addition to my collection. Highly recommended.
Salihu Ibrahim Hand-carved wood masks and sculptures
"I worked with the chief's head carver for about 15 years, during which time I learned the various styles and techniques of Ashanti and Akwamu traditional methods of wood carving."
"My name is Salihu Ibrahim, and I was born in the eastern region of Ghana in 1964. My father... read more
Popular Congo Zaire Masks
Artisan Crafted Congolese African Mask in Brown and White, "Yaka Rites"$119.99
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.
Congo Zaire Wood Mask, "River God"$259.99
Salihu Ibrahim celebrates the art and spirituality of the Pende people, crafting this extraordinary vision of the Kasai River God. Ibrahim masterfully carves the mask from sese wood and adorns it with an array of colorful trade beads.
The Pende people live on the banks of the Kasai River in Zaire. Every time a river, stream or lake is purified, appreciation is shown to the god that inhabits the waters for its protection. Yearly and periodic rituals are therefore done to appease and thank the gods for their protection and longevity.
Please note this mask is crafted by hand without a previous sketch or mold. The beaded work may vary slightly in pattern and color in subsequent masks, therefore rendering each one unique and exclusive.
Congolese wood African mask, "Virgin Forest"$84.99
His unadorned features and plain headdress belie the prosperity this mask is believed to bring. Nana Adu Amankwapam I presents a mask from the Azande people of the Congo, formerly Zaire. "The trees used for these masks had to be cut from virgin forest," he explains. "People would hang them on the door post to bring abundance to the home."