Masks the Punu people of Gabon and the Republic of Congo, Central Africa: Punu people or Bapunu are a Bantu ethnic group of Central Africa who are linguistically related to the Eshira people. A Punu-Lumbo mask are usually oval in shape with narrowed eyes. Ikwar is the Male Mask tend to be brown and black pigment and the female masks called the mukudj tend to be lighter. The Okuyi or mokuyi is the white face and common in other Central African other Bantu ethnic groups. The nine scale-like patterns on the forehead is said the flowering tree or the central eye.