Bateke/Teke Tribe Mask

Bateke/Teke Tribe Mask

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Estimated delivery time: 5-8 business days

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Dimensions: L:11in W:10.6in D:1.2in

The Teke masks originate in the Republic of Congo's Upper Ogowe Region from the Bateke tribe. Teke masks are most used at weddings, funerals, and the initiation of young men into adulthood. On a social and political level, the mask is also used to identify the social structure of a tribe or family.

About the Tribe

The Bateke or Teke people are the oldest of the Bantu tribes in Republic of the Congo. Like the Kongo people, the Teke are made up of people from different countries in central Africa including the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon. They occupy the territory directly north of the Bakongo, stretching quite far to the north and northwest. Their numbers are greatest towards the south.

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These products themselves are all handmade, and while we maintain a high standard of production and quality control, we equally celebrate the individual and their craft, and trust our customers appreciate and value this too - This gives each item a unique character and charm! Colour is natural as represented by product image. Small variances may occur in size and shape due to the handmade nature of these items.

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