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Headdress - Beads, Cauris, Plant fibre, Textile - Bwami - Lega - Congo DRC - Asian African Art
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Headdress – Beads, Cauris, Plant fibre, Textile – Bwami – Lega – Congo DRC

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Description

Old Bwami headdress from the Lega tribe of DR Congo. These kinds of headdresses were worn by members of the highest ranks of the secret Bwami society, ruling the social structure of the Lega.
These objects were part of the isengo, meaning that they were sacred and therefore, they could only be worn by initiates.

The materials that were used vary, main part is textile an it`s decorated with numerous cauri shells and beads.
The Bwami was a semi-secret society that ruled the Lega society, also in terms of ethic. Good condition with traces of tribal use.

Object
Headdress
Ethnic group/ culture
Lega
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Plant fibre, Cauris, Beads, Textile
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
27×18×16 cm
Weight
260 g
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