The Kuba is the Bantu-speaking group of people who are now located in Congo - Zaire. Throughout their history they used to fight against the Luba who were their neighbours. Traditionally Kuba villages were divided into two parts, each was managed by a chief. There were only two carvers in every village as their work was considered sacred and only most talented were allowed to perform. The helmet masks of Kuba were used at a circumcision ceremonies and completely covered identity of the person beneath.
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