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Yaka Mukoku ngombu slot drum
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Ex-collection African tribal art American.
The Yaka like to surround themselves, in daily life, with charms decorated with cephalomorphic carved objects, such as this African musical instrument, Yaka slit drum, mukoku ngombu, for divination ceremonies and healing rites. The head, which would represent the diviner mediator wearing a high cap, has coffee bean eyes deeply surrounded. The neck is encircled by a cord made of plant fibers that attach it to the staff. Satin dark brown patina, locally abraded. Cracks of desiccation.
Among the Yaka, at the new moon, the diviner ngaanga ngoombu covers his face with kaolin before emitting an oracle. During its diurnal passage in the subsoil, the moon smears itself with this white clay. The night would convey the virtues of life. ...

Yaka n-kisyan-khanda mask
Tribal art > African mask > Yaka Mask

An elaborate structure, based on textile-trimmed basketry, has a single circular tray framed by antennae for this northern Yaka mask. The Zombo also used similar masks sculpted by the Yaka. The visor here is broken. Insiders could wear these single-platform masks that appeared in pairs. Very beautiful locally abraded granular polychromy.
As initiation songs accompanied the appearance of the African Yaka mask, which incorporates the category of high-ranking masks thanks to its tiered headdress. Their design aroused the creativity of the sculptors whom the chefs rewarded for their talent. Hierarchical and authoritarian, composed of fearsome warriors, Yaka society was governed by lineage leaders with the right to life and death over their subjects. Hunting and the resulting prestige ...


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490.00

Yaka Musaw neck support
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Tribal art > Head rest > Neck-back

This type of neck-pressing type named musaw or m-baambu, preserved in the bedrooms, is part of African tribal art objects incorporating the category of personal ritual charms of matrilineal leaders and heads of households. It was intended to preserve their magnificent tribal headdresses. This bird would refer to the stork as the master of the sky. Some of these sculptures had magical charges inserted into discrete cavities. Glossy brown patina, scattered abrasions.
Aerarchic and authoritarian, composed of fearsome warriors, Yaka society was ruled by lineage leaders with the right to life and death over their subjects. Hunting and the resulting prestige are an opportunity for the Yaka today to invoke ancestors and to resort to rituals using charms related to the institution .Khosi. ...


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Yaka antelope mask
Tribal art > African mask > Yaka Mask

This African Yaka mask, carved from soft wood, depicts a mythical antelope from local tales, patron of young initiates. The raffia collar is always present. Patina of abrased use. Residual ekaolin and red ochre tops.
Aerarchic and authoritarian, composed of fearsome warriors, the Yaka society, now established on the banks of the Waamba River in the south-west of the R.D.C. (Western Kasai), was ruled by lineage leaders with the right to life and death on their subjects. Hunting and the resulting prestige are an opportunity for the Yaka today to invoke ancestors and to resort to rituals using charms related to the institution "khosi". The initiation ceremony for young people is named n-khanda , which can be found among the Eastern Kongo (Chokwe, Luba, etc...),) and which uses various ...


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1800.00

Yaka crest mask
Tribal art > African mask > Yaka Mask

An elaborate structure, in textile-trimmed basketry, where a central cone bearing two circular trays framed by antennae form a strange headdress, distinguishes this African mask from the northern Yaka. The trumpet nose, a phallic symbol, an allusion to fertility, forms a distinctive feature confirming the yaka origin. The circular frame surrounding the face is reduced on this copy to a single visor. Natural pigments, curving, locally flaked.
Introducing songs accompanied the appearance of the African Yaka mask, which incorporates the category of high-ranking masks thanks to its tiered headdress. Their design aroused the creativity of the sculptors whom the chefs rewarded for their talent. Hierarchical and authoritarian, composed of fearsome warriors, Yaka society was ruled by ...


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480.00

Statuette container Kumbu di Mpemba
Tribal art > African Jar > Pot Yaka

The Yaka surround each other in daily life with regalia decorated with carved figures, such as this statue forming a container intended to contain kaolin for the investiture of the chiefs. Its use was diverted, traces of shea by lining the internal walls. The head, which would appear the mediating soothsayer with a high cap, has coffee bean eyes deeply surrounded. Hollowed sex is clearly associated with circumcision.
Beautiful glossy, sainy patina.
With the Yaka, at the new moon, the soothsayer ngaanga ngoombu covers his face with kaolin before issuing an oracle. During its daytime passage into the basement, the moon is coated with this white clay. The night would convey the virtues of life.
The Yaka society is extremely hierarchical and authoritarian. The head of ...


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380.00





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