COLLECTIONS AT THE MUSEUM

Headdress Mask
Sande Female Secret Society Helmet M
Yaka Initiation Mask
Bembe Ceremonial Mask
Ceremonial Mask With Beard
Female Statute
Terra Cotta Vessel - Woman with Hips
Songye Fetish Power Figure (Nkisi)
Warrior Mask
Female Fertility Figure
Female Fertility Figure
Masks With Cowrie Shells

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Yaka Initiation Mask

Yaka People Democratic Republic of the Congo The most important event in the Yaka ceremony is the initiation of young boys into adulthood. Circumcision and initiation, mandatory for all young men, are organized in remote areas. These are usually worn only once.