The "Luba" either bird figure or mask are used to connect to the ancient ancestors in the spirit world where they can commune with their loved ones. This piece was carved in Ghana West Africa and depicts the true concepts of the culture.
The Luba mask originates from eastern Songye in Congo. The Luba people live near the Songye tribe and are mostly engaged in farming. They trace their settlement in Congo as far back as late 7th century.