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Yaka / Suku Yiteke figure
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African art, charms of lineages.
Ex-french tribal art collection.
The abdomen of this anthropomorphic figure embodying a mediator ancestor was emptied to receive relics of ancestor or a magical ritual charge. A similar figure painted red ochre, in miniature, is attached to the neck of the character, a fish hangs in his back. These tribal statues providing protection against enemies were carried out according to the instructions of the Nganga ngoombu and the sponsor of the object. This powerful object of tribal art was then activated with rituals and incantations. The headgear of this figure, similar to that of the neighbouring Zombos who produced fetishes of the same type, is representative of those of the Kwango River region. One of the feet is damaged. Uneven matte ...


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Yaka Mukoku ngombu Slot drum
African art > Tam Tam, Djembe, musical instruments > Yaka Drum

The Yaka like to surround themselves in daily life with charms embellished with sculpted objects with cephalomorphic motifs, such as this African musical instrument, Yaka slit drum, mukoku ngombu, nkoku ngombu, intended for divination ceremonies and curative rites. The head, which would represent the mediator diviner wearing a high skullcap, has a heart-shaped face in which the eyelids protrude.
Satin patina, locally abraded. Cracks and marks of use. Among the Yaka, at the new moon, the ngaanga ngoombu diviner covers his face with kaolin before issuing an oracle. During its daytime passage through the underground, the moon coats itself with this white clay. The night would convey the virtues of life. The Mukoku Nogombu drum is the miniature version of the large mondo slit ...


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Yaka talisman necklace
African art > Jewelry, ornament > Yaka necklace

This necklace, made up of dried seeds, tubular beads, and two elaborately carved heads, is a lineage charm that protects against enemies. It was carried out according to the instructions of the Nganga ngoombu and the sponsor of the object. 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 are an opportunity for the Yaka today to invoke ancestors and to resort to rituals with charms. The initiation society of young people is the n-khanda , which is found among the Eastern Kongo (Chokwe, Luba, etc...),) and which uses various charms and masks in order to ensure a vigorous lineage. Ethnic artistic productions have been influenced by neighbouring ...


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Yaka talisman necklace
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African art > Jewelry, ornament > Yaka necklace

This necklace of dried seeds, tubular beads, and a talisman from which two carefully carved heads appear, is a lineage charm that protects against enemies. It was carried out according to the instructions of the Nganga ngoombu and the sponsor of the object. Hierarchical 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 prestige that comes with it are an opportunity today for the Yaka to summon ancestors and resort to rituals with the help of charms. The initiation society of young people is the n-khanda , which is found in the Eastern Kongo (Chokwe, Luba, etc...),and which uses various charms and masks in order to ensure a vigorous lineage. Ethnic artistic productions have been ...


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Yaka Musaw zoomorphic headrest
African art > Head rest > Yaka headrest

This type of neck rest named musaw or m-baambu, is among the African tribal art objects incorporating the ritual charms of matrilineal officials and family heads. The latter, who kept them in their bedrooms, sought to preserve their sophisticated tribal headdresses.
Some of these carvings had magical charges inserted into discrete cavities.
Abraded brown patina.
Hierarchical and authoritarian, composed of formidable warriors, Yaka society was governed by lineage chiefs with the right of life and death over their subjects. The hunt and the prestige that comes with it are the occasion today for the Yaka to invoke the ancestors and to resort to rituals using charms linked to the "khosi" institution. The youth initiation society is the n-khanda, which is found ...


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Statuette Yaka Yiteke
African art > The fetish, this emblematic object of primitive art > Fetish Yaka

Ex-collection of Belgian African art.
These tribal statues, ritual charms belonging to the lineages and providing protection against enemies, were made according to the instructions of the Nganga ngoombu and the person who commissioned the object. These sculptures were then activated using rituals and incantatory formulas, and additions in the form of talismans. The object consists of a couple placed back to back, sharing a common loincloth and wearing a common crest. The headdress is that of the chiefs of the earth, the nose has a characteristic curled tip shape. These sculptures were hung in the huts. Chocolate patina coated with clay residues. Cracks of desiccation.

Hierarchical and authoritarian, composed of formidable warriors, the Yaka society was governed ...


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Yaka Kholuka Mask
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African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Yaka Kholuka Mask

Yaka Kholuka mask of circumcision and initiation of young boys, marking the end of the period of confinement.
These masks represent the various degrees of the insider hierarchy, and as the personal imagination can be expressed freely, they are very varied.
The set has retained its polychromy well.
The representation of the upturned nose is quite characteristic of the Yaka ethnic group. The headdress is topped with a cloth reptile.

The Yaka society is extremely hierarchical and authoritarian. The leader of lineage has the right to life and death on his subjects. As is often the case, the artistic current of the ethnic group has been influenced by neighbouring populations. For the Yaka, the influence comes mainly from the Suku and Kongo ethnic groups. Yaka's ...


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Yaka Yiteke Statuette
African art > The fetish, this emblematic object of primitive art > Yaka figure

These African statuettes , ritual charms belonging to the lineages and ensuring protection against enemies, were made following the instructions of Nganga ngoombu and the sponsor of the object. The traditional sculptures were then activated with rituals and incantatory formulas, and additions in the form of talismans or medicinal substances. The characteristic headdress is that of the heads of land. These sculptures were often hung in the boxes. Satin patina, abrasions.
Hierarchical and authoritarian, made up of formidable warriors, Yaka society was governed by lineage chiefs with the right to life and death over their subjects. Hunting and the resulting prestige are the opportunity nowadays for the Yaka to invoke ancestors and to evoke rituals with the help of ...


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Yaka Talisman
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Yaka Talisman

Carved miniature acting as a talisman providing, for the Yaka, protection against various plagues. Lustrous patina. It was made according to the instructions of the Nganga ngoombu and the person who commissioned the object. Hierarchical and authoritarian, composed of formidable warriors, Yaka society was governed by lineage chiefs who had the right of life and death over their subjects. Hunting and the prestige that comes with it are the occasion nowadays for the Yaka to invoke the ancestors and to resort to rituals with the help of charms. The initiation society for young people is the n-khanda, which is found among the eastern Kongo (Chokwe, Luba, etc.), and which uses various charms and masks with the aim of ensuring a vigorous lineage. The artistic productions of this ethnic group ...


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Yaka Yiteke fetish
African art > The fetish, this emblematic object of primitive art > Yaka figure

These tribal statues, ritual charms belonging to lineages and providing protection against enemies, were made according to the instructions of the Nganga ngoombu and the object's patron. These African sculptures were then activated with rituals and incantatory formulas, and additions in the form of talismans or medicinal substances. The headdress is that of the earth chiefs, the nose has a characteristic snub nose shape. These sculptures were often hung in the huts. Matt patina, pinkish ochre highlights. Hierarchical and authoritarian, composed of formidable warriors, Yaka society was governed by lineage chiefs who had the right of life and death over their subjects. The hunt and the prestige that comes with it are the occasion today for the Yaka to invoke the ancestors ...


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Yaka Yiteke Fetish
African art > The fetish, this emblematic object of primitive art > Yaka figure

African art, lineage charms
Ex-collection French tribal art.
This anthropomorphic figure must have contained a ritual magic charge, textile now missing held it all around the bust of the figure. These tribal statues providing protection against enemies were made according to the instructions of the Nganga ngoombu and the object's sponsor. This powerful tribal art object was then activated with rituals and incantatory formulas. One of the feet is damaged. Satin patina. Hierarchical and authoritarian, composed of formidable warriors, Yaka society was governed by lineage chiefs who had the right of life and death over their subjects. The hunt and the prestige that comes with it are the occasion today for the Yaka to invoke the ancestors and to resort to rituals using ...


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Yaka figure
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Yaka figure

Ex Belgian African art collection.
These tribal statues, ritual charms belonging to the lineages and providing protection against enemies, were made according to the instructions of the Nganga ngoombu and the object's patron. These sculptures were then activated with rituals and incantatory formulas, and additions in the form of talismans. The headdress is that of the earth chiefs, the nose has a characteristic snub nose shape. These sculptures were often hung in the huts. Medium brown satin patina. Fissure of desiccation, erosions. Hierarchical and authoritarian, composed of formidable warriors, Yaka society was governed by lineage chiefs who had the right of life and death over their subjects. The hunt and the prestige that comes with it are the occasion today for the ...


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Yaka Fly Hunt
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African art > Used objects, pulleys, boxes, loom, awale > Yaka Fly-Hunting

Prestigious objects in African art Yaka
Among the feasts, ritual sculptures and ceremonial objects, belonging to a chef or a soothsayer, this fly-hunt with a carved handle is associated with the prestige of authority. It has a thin belt braided with vegetable fibers. The tuft of hair is held at the handle thanks to cleverly intertwined wicker rods. Shard on the ringed section. Satin patina.
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. The initiation society of young people is the n-khanda , which is found ...


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Votive statue Yaka
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This Yaka statue is very expressive.

On the face, the black patina gives a very clear area from which the characteristic curved nose stands out. The toothed mouth is open and encrusted with red pigment with a rough patina and a cloth loincloth. Yaka society is extremely hierarchical and authoritarian. The lineage chief has the right of life and death over his subjects. As often, the artistic movement of the ethnic group has been influenced by neighboring populations such as Suku. For the Yaka, the influence is mainly from the Suku and Kongo ethnic groups. Yaka statuary focuses on healing as well as evil spells.


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Yaka Nkoku Ngoombu Slit Drum
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The Yaka surround each other in everyday life with charms embellished with carved cephalomorphic figures, such as this Yaka slit drum, mukoku ngombu, nkoku ngombu, intended for divination rituals. The head, which would appear the mediating soothsayer with a high cap, has widely surrounded coffee bean eyes and then highlighted with a "masque" extending to the ears peeled off. The mouth offers hemmed lips and the nose the drawing of large nostrils. The neck is embellished with a necklace of pearls, shards of pink mother-of-pearl and small shells.
Beautiful patina, blackish residual inlays.
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 ...

Yaka neck support
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African art > Head rest > Yaka headrest

This type of neck support named musaw or m-baambu, kept in bedrooms, is part of the African tribal art objects incorporating the personal ritual charms of matrilage leaders and heads of families to preserve their beautiful tribal headdresses. This bird would be a reference to the stork. Some of these sculptures had magical charges inserted in discreet cavities. Satin brown patina.
Hierarchical and authoritarian, composed of formidable warriors, the Yaka society was governed by lineage chiefs who had the right of life and death over their subjects. Hunting and the resulting prestige are the occasion nowadays, for the Yaka, to invoke the ancestors and to resort to rituals with the help of charms linked to the "khosi" institution. The initiation society for the young is the ...


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Statue Yaka Yiteke
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Yaka

Ex-collection of Belgian African art.
These tribal statues, ritual charms belonging to the lineages and providing protection against enemies, were made according to the instructions of the Nganga ngoombu and the person who commissioned the object. These sculptures were then activated using rituals and incantatory formulas, and additions in the form of talismans. The hands of the figure rest on his bulbous bust. The headdress is that of the earthen chiefs, the nose has a characteristic curled up point shape. These sculptures were often suspended in the boxes. Dark satin patina. Erosions. Hierarchical and authoritarian, composed of formidable warriors, the Yaka society was governed by lineage chiefs who had the right of life and death over their subjects. Hunting and the resulting ...


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Yaka polychrome face mask
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African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Yaka Mask

This African Yaka mask with a handle sports the famous trumpet nose, a distinctive feature of the masks associated with the initiation ceremonies of societies Ngoni and Yiwilla . Their design aroused the creativity of the sculptors whom the chefs rewarded for their talent. The raffia beard is still present, and a wicker frame, on which cotton strips and ropes have been attached, forms a rigid headdress at the top. Surface erosions and traces of xylophages. Hierarchical 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 over their Topics. Hunting and the prestige that ensues are an opportunity today for the Yaka to ...


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Double ritual cut Koopha Yaka
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African art > Used objects, pulleys, boxes, loom, awale > Yaka Cup

The ritual consumption of palm wine in an individual cup, Kopa, Koopha , was the prerogative of the lineage officer or the matrilineal supreme leader at certain ceremonies, such as a wedding. It was then passed on to the next generation. This wide cut offers a figurative handle, the flanks are engraved with patterns forming checkerboards. This type of object incorporated the treasure of the feastia, prestigious objects symbolizing the status and reserved for the chiefdom. This kind of cut was also used in the Suku. (Fig.6 p.17 in Yaka Ed. 5Continents. ) Satin black brown patina, usage prints, eroded contours.
The Suku and Yaka ethnic groups, established in a region between the Kwango and Kwilu rivers in the southern Democratic Republic of Congo, have common origins and have similar ...

Yaka handle mask
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African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Yaka Mask

This African mask of the Northern Yaka, equipped with a handle, presents a face with a raised border, globular eyes with pierced pupils, a flat nose and a half-opened mouth. Two-tone satin patina. Initiation songs accompanied the appearance of the African Yaka mask. The latter, when they had a stepped headdress, were classified as high-ranking masks. Their design sparked the creativity of sculptors who were rewarded by the chiefs for their talent. Hierarchical and authoritarian, composed of formidable warriors, the Yaka society was governed by chiefs of lineage who had the right of life and death over their subjects. Hunting and the resulting prestige are the occasion nowadays, for the Yaka, to invoke the ancestors and to resort to rituals with the help of charms linked to the ...


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Yaka Mukoku ngombu slot drum
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African art > Tam Tam, Djembe, musical instruments > Yaka Drum

The Yaka surround each other in everyday life with charms embellished with carved cephalomorphic figures, such as this Yaka slit drum, mukoku ngombu, nkoku ngombu , intended for divination and healing rituals. The head, which would appear the mediating soothsayer wearing a high cap, has coffee bean eyes deeply surrounded. The neck is surrounded by plant fiber ties that attach it to the stick. Beautiful patina of lustrous and sainized-at the Yaka, at the new moon, the soothsayer ngaanga ngoombu covers his face with kaolin before emitting 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 Mukoku Nogombu is the miniature version of the large slit drums mondo and accompanies ritual songs. ...





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