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Headdress - Cauris, Plant fibre, Buttons - Lega - Congo - Asian African Art
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Headdress – Cauris, Plant fibre, Buttons – Lega – Congo

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Description
Colorful 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.

OBJECT

Headdress

ETHNIC GROUP/ CULTURE

Lega

REGION/ COUNTRY

Congo

MATERIAL

Buttons, Cauris, Plant fibre

CONDITION

Good

SOLD WITH STAND

No

DIMENSIONS

16×21×18 cm

WEIGHT

350 g
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