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Yaka Fly swatter (N° 22492)

A prestigious object, this fly swatter features a finely chiseled "yiteke" miniature acting as a talisman. The figure is extended by a handle on which a cord is tied, attaching the horsehair and the fur constituting the whip. Glossy brown patina.

Hierarchical and authoritarian, made up of formidable warriors, Yaka society was governed by lineage leaders with the right to life and death over their subjects. Hunting and the prestige that results from it are the occasion nowadays, for the Yaka, to invoke the ancestors and to resort to rituals using charms. The society of initiation of young people is the n-khanda, found among the eastern Kongo (Chokwe, Luba, etc.), and which uses various charms and masks in order to ensure a vigorous lineage. The artistic productions of the ethnic group have been subject to the influences of neighboring populations, mainly of the Suku and Lula ethnic groups, and are sometimes difficult to differentiate.  

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OriginCollection Patrick Malisse
EthnyYaka
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood, crin, fourrure, raphia
Height cm35
Width11 cm
Weight0.20 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

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