Africa | Kuba Mukenga Mask. Democratic Republic of the Congo Kuba peoples. Late 19th/mid-20th century. Wood, glass beads, cowrie shells, feathers, raffia, fur, fabric, thread, and bells. Mukenga masks like this one are worn at funerals of influential, titled men in the northern part of the Kuba kingdom. The mask's form and materials combine symbols associated with status and leadership.