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Mukaba Hairstyle (N° 17419)
This type of head adornment is worn by members of the highest ranks of the secret society bwami governing the social structure lega , open to circumcised adults and their wives and who instruct their adherents in terms of moral perfection. These objects are part of the masengo , meaning that they are sacred and can therefore only be carried by the initiates. The owner cannot part with it during his life. Bwami has varying degrees, with yananio and kindi highest. The materials used vary, including clothing buttons, cureds, pearls or cocoa beans. On a carefully woven cap made of natural fibers, this head cover is completely covered with manufactured buttons. This ancient cap is usually surmounted by elephant hair in reference, under an unflappable appearance, to the destructive power of the animal. This prestigious accessory, prohibited today, was reserved for insiders of the last rung who identified with the animal.
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Source: Insiders . Ed. Dapper Museum ; Animal Dapper Museum.
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|Country||rdc ex zaire|
|Material(s)||wood, boutons, plant fibre et animales|
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