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Yaka polychrome face mask
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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 > Usual african items > 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 neck support
African art > Head rest > Press Yaka head

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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Yaka handle mask
African art > African mask > 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 Kholuka Mask
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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 Mukoku ngombu slot drum
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African art > Djembe TamTam > 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. ...

Fetish Yaka Njila
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African art > African fetish > Statuette Yaka

A small fetish whose stylized face evokes a bird, he was placed inside the house to protect against witchcraft and other malice. These tribal statues protecting against enemies were made according to the instructions of the Nganga ngoombu and the object's sponsor. These lineage charms were then activated using rituals and incantatory formulas. Powerful fertility properties were supposed to accompany this bird-faced statuette named njila.
Archalist and authoritarian, composed of fearsome warriors, Yaka society was ruled by lineage chiefs 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 society of young ...


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Yaka talisman necklace
African art > Jewels > 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 handle mask
African art > African mask > Yaka Mask

This northern Yaka mask, which has a handle, is capped with a basket cap, which is draped in a textile where colorful decorative motifs partially flake. The face is cemented with a red ochre border including the ears and nostrils. The parallel lines drawn on the cheeks are the tears of the initiates. The Zombo also used similar masks sculpted by the Yaka. Insiders could wear these single-platform masks that appeared in pairs. Height on a base: 59 cm.
Locally abraded polychrome
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 ...


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Yaka Musaw neck support
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African art > Head rest > Yaka neck support

This type of neck-bearing called musaw or m-baambu, kept in the bedrooms, is one of the African tribal art objects incorporating the personal ritual charms of the matrilineal leaders and heads of the family in order to preserve their magnificent tribal headdresses. This bird would refer to the stork. Some of these sculptures had magical charges inserted into discrete cavities. Dark brown glossy 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 ...


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Yiteke statuette of Yaka
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African art > African Statues > Yiteke Fetish

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 sponsor of the object. These sculptures were then activated using rituals and incantatory formulas, and additions in the form of talismans. The character offers a bulbous bust above which his hands come to join. The headdress is that of the earth's heads, the nose affects a characteristic upturned tip shape. These sculptures were hanging. in the boxes. Semi-mate dark 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 ...


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Yaka Musaw neck support
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This type of neck-bearing called musaw or m-baambu, kept in the bedrooms, is one of the African tribal art objects incorporating the personal ritual charms of the matrilineal leaders and heads of the family in order to preserve their magnificent tribal headdresses. This bird would refer to the stork. Some of these sculptures had magical charges inserted into discrete cavities. Dark brown glossy patina. 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 using charms related to the institution .Khosi. The initiation society of young people is the n-khanda , which is ...


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Yaka Yiteke fetish statuette
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African art > African Statues > Yiteke Fetish

These tribal statues protecting against enemies were made according to the instructions of the Nganga ngoombu and the object's sponsor. These lineage charms were then activated using rituals and incantatory formulas. The character is lined with a packet of textiles trapping the magic charge, the whole thing is securely held thanks to rods and wicker straps. The headdress is that of the Yaka chiefs. Satin patina.
Authoritative and authoritarian Aerarchic, 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 ...

Yaka Fly Hunt
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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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Yaka Yiteke statuette
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African art, the charms of lying
This African statue, polychrome, with a bulbous abdomen embodies a mediating ancestor. She was dressed in a red cloth now used, a loincloth of vegetable fibers and ropes around her neck that strengthen her power. These tribal statues protected from enemies were made according to the instructions of the Nganga ngoombu and the object's sponsor. This powerful object of tribal art was then activated using rituals and incantatory formulas. Satin surface, kaolin and red ochre bark residue, blue pigments.
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 ensues are an opportunity today for the Yaka to invoke ...


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Yaka Kumbu di mpemba anthropomorphic box
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Ex-collection Belgian African art.
These primitive statues to protect against enemies were made according to the instructions of the Nganga ngoombu and the object's sponsor. This powerful object of tribal art was then activated using rituals and incantatory formulas. The object is dug here at the neck to receive kaolin or other ingredients intended for the investiture of chefs. The head makes up the lid. Greyish brown satin patina. Cracks.

Archic and authoritarian, composed of fearsome warriors, Yaka society 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 ...

Yiteke Yaka Statuette
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Statuette of African Yaka art with exaggerated sensory organs, supporting a bulging abdomen whose umbilicus is dug in order to receive a magical charge.

These lineage charms providing protection against enemies, were made according to the instructions of the Nganga ngoombu and the sponsor of the object Hierarchical and authoritarian, composed of formidable warriors, the Yaka society was governed by lineage chiefs who had the right to life and death over their subjects. the opportunity today for the Yaka to invoke ancestors and to use rituals with charms. The youth initiation society is the n-khanda found in oriental Kongo (Chokwe, Luba, etc ...), and who uses various charms and masks in order to ensure a vigorous lineage.The artistic productions of the ethnic group were ...


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Yaka talisman necklace
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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 talisman necklace
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African art > Jewels > 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 ancestor figure
African art > African Statues > Statue Yaka

This figure of African art Yaka depicts a lineage leader sitting on a throne. These lineage charms, which provided protection against enemies, were carried out according to the instructions of the Nganga ngoombu and the object's sponsor. Animal figures overcoming human sculptures or Yaka masks refer to various folk tales, proverbs and hunting stories.
Lack at one of the armrests of the seat. A black patina satinée.br / 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 ...


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Religious statuette Yiteke Yaka
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Statue of African - Yaka art with exaggerated sensory organs, the gesture of both hands is evocative of sadness, reflection and sorrow. These charms of lineage providing protection against enemies, were made according to the instructions of Nganga ngoombu and the Sponsor of the object. Hierarchical and authoritarian, composed of formidable warriors, the Yaka society was governed by lineage chiefs who had the right to life and death over their subjects, and the chase and the prestige that ensued were the occasion for nowadays, for the Yaka, to invoke the ancestors and to resort to rituals by means of charms. The society of initiation of the young is the n-khanda, which one finds among the oriental Kongo (Chokwe, Luba , etc.), which employs various charms and masks in order to ensure a ...





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