The Kumu are patrilineal and their preferential marriage is with the cross-cousin of the mother’s father. Kumu villages consist of four or five lineages, all allied to a basic unit.The most important objects among the Kumu are the masks. The masks were worn at the death of a diviner are normally kept in the hut until needed. Taking hallucinogens was part of these ceremonies and during the ensuing trance, information was revealed.
Height: 49cm, Widht: 19cm