Fetish Figure – Wood, Magical Substances – Buti – Suku / Yaka – DR Congo
mid 20th century – Good condition, used with some signs of wear
The majority of Yaka figures were associated with Mbwoolo shrines. Their abdomen are hollow, enabling the insertion of fetish material and they are also adorned with bundles of paraphernalia. Yaka figures are multi-functional and sometimes have contradictory roles, for example, they were used to heal and to cause illness.
Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.
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May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).