Yaka Ndeemba Mask

Ndeemba Mask
Yaka Ndeemba Mask

Artist: Unknown Yaka artist

Name: Ndeemba mask

Origin: Yaka people, Democratic Republic of Congo

Made of: Wood, raffia, , fabric, pigment

Dimensions: 27 ½ inches (70 centimeters) tall, 13 inches (33.02 centimeters) wide, 12 inches (30.48 centimeters) deep

From: Gift of Dr. Oliver E. and Pamela F. Cobb, 2008

On display in the PLU’s Mortvedt Library (2nd floor)

Democratic Republic of the Congo Map
Democratic Republic of Congo

Description: Brown wood and yellow raffia (grass) mask with barred teeth, oval recessed slits for eyes, and large nose. A depiction of two people are on the top of a hat on top of the mask, all of which are made of fabric.