Original accompanying caption reads, " Masque Minganji." Translated original accompanying caption reads, " Minganji mask."
De Sousberghe photographed a dancer performing the mask Gitenga. One of the many popular masks entirely covered with raffia, it represents the ancestors. Gitenga, sometimes called the mask "sun", is highly recognizable with a mask in the shape of a large disk made of raffia and basket-making and covered with red-paint (mukundu) and kaolin (pembe).
Title source: Léon de Sousberghe.
Note source: Archives staff.
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