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African Vintage Hand Carved mask Authentic African Bwami Lega mask- -3365

USD 105,00 | Free shipping

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naga_4823 ( 459 )
Object's location

Addison

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Additional Informations

  • Provenance: Ownership History Not Available -
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Liberia -
  • Handmade: Yes -
  • Modified Item: No -
  • Culture: African

Product's description

Ex- Belgian African art collection Within the Léga , the Bwami societyopen to men and women, organized social and political life. There were up to seven levels of initiation, each associated with emblems. Following their exodus from Uganda during the 17th century, the Lega settled on the west bank of the Lualaba River in the DRC. Also called Warega, these individuals live in self-contained villages surrounded by palisades, usually on top of hills. The role of chief, kindi, is held by the oldest man in the clan, who must be the highest ranking. As in other forest tribes, men hunt and clear while women cultivate cassava.