typical for a lot of masks from the ituri forest are the small painted signs on the mask.
it's hard to discribe a mask to one tribe as due to the war many were relocated and therefore invluenced oneother.
these female masks are an extreme powerful source of possitive energy wich preserve the balance between good and evil,uglyness and beauty,light anddark.
the white woman masks of yhe punu are known to embody an idealized dead person.
a sprit wich is willing and able to help its decendants.
madeleine mask of the luba tribe from the dr.congo.female mask,the idealized woman,beautiful,powerful important was replaced by marie or madeleine with the arrival of the missionaris and nuns in the area.