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Statuette Suku Kiteke
Tribal art > African fetish > Fetish Suku

Ex-collection of British African tribal art.

A crouching posture for this figure supporting with his hands an imposing head with a thick snub-nosed "muzzle", evoking an evil spirit named kiteke. The strange cylindrical ears are also a notable feature. In neighboring Kongo clans, the naked, crouching posture, sondama , evokes an emergency action, attacking enemies in a supernatural way. Glossy patina. Cracks of desiccation. Lacks on a foot.
The Suku and Yaka ethnic groups, which are geographically very close in the southwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo, have the same social and political structure and similar cultural practices. They can only be differentiated by their stylistic variations. Hierarchical and authoritarian, composed of formidable warriors, Yaka ...


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Suku Nko-nku Slot Drum
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Tribal art > Djembe TamTam > Suku Drum

Like the Yaka group, the lineage chief Suku surrounded himself with prestigious objects, while the soothsayer Mwana-Ngombo used a figurative gong, such as this slot drum whose cylindrical sounding board is surmounted by a handful composed of an antelope's head. The object was intended for healing and divinatory rituals, and ingredients were also mixed for medicinal use. Beautiful satiny golden brown patina. Cracks and xylophageal prints.
The ethnic groups Suku and Yaka , very close geographically in the south-west of the Democratic Republic of Congo, have the same social and political structure as well as similar cultural practices. Their sculpted works can only be differentiated by their stylistic variations. Hierarchical and authoritarian, composed of fearsome warriors, Yaka ...


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Double ritual cut Suku, Kopa
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Tribal art > Usual african items > Coupe Tribe

The ritual consumption of palm wine in an individual cup, Kopa , Koopha , was the prerogative of the lineage officer or the supreme matrilineal leader at certain ceremonies, such as a wedding. It was then passed on to the next generation. This wide cut has signs of use and erosion. It incorporated the treasure of the regale, prestigious objects symbolizing the status and reserved for the chiefdom. Faces carved in relief adorn the outer walls of the object. Similar models named koopha were used by the Yaka (Fig.6 p.17 in "Yaka" ed. 5Continents. ) The Suku and Yaka ethnic groups, established in an area between the Kwango and Kwilu rivers in the southern Democratic Republic of Congo, identify themselves as common origins and have similar social structures and cultural practices. The ...

Suku Kakuungu Mask
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Tribal art > African mask > Kakuungu Mask

The large African suku kakuungu masks are normally accompanied by a voluminous beard and headdress in raffia. This large face with deformed features terrorized the audience. With long dangling jowls, it is divided into two contrasting tones that reinforce the indigo of the eyelids. The raffia adornment forms a shaggy hair on the face, which also has a proportionately reduced chin. Interesting patina matte abrased. Break on the upper edge, desication cracks.

The Suku and Yaka ethnic groups recognize common origins and have the same social structure as well as similar cultural practices. They can only be differentiated by their stylistic variations. The mukanda is the name given to all the rites around the initiation ceremony of young puberty, dedicating the end of childhood ...


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Suku Mikkumu headrest
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Tribal art > Head rest > Suku neck support

Named musaw among the neighbouring Yaka, the mikkumu-neck-supports incorporated regalia sculptures of the ligagne chiefs. Often zoomorphic subjects, these pieces of furniture were intended to support elaborate headdresses and protective charms were frequently attached. The object consists of a round-bump figure on which the curved seat rests. The antelope forms one of the animal subjects also towering at the top of the heaume masks 'hemba' Suku. It refers to the qualities of the savannah animal.
Black brown, glossy on the support, and locally abraded.
The ethnic groups Suku and Yaka recognize common origins and have the same social structure as well as similar cultural practices. They can only be differentiated by their stylistic variations. The mukanda is the name given to ...


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