African Masks - Goma Mask
Goma masks are characterized by their domed heads which may sometimes be topped with feathers.
Goma masks are easily identified by their elongated cylindrical forms, domed heads, large concave eye sockets with protruding eyes and their decoration with geometric abstract patterns.
Goma Tribal Territory
Goma Territory Map
The Goma people come from around the northern shores of Lake Kivu, just north of Lake Tanganyika in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The region is part of the Great Rift Valley which experiences earthquakes and eruptions of the Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira volcanoes.
Goma is a the capital city of the North Kivu province, one kilometer from the Rwandan Border