He Kwango River area (southwest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo) is the home of some 300,000 highly artistic Yaka people. Yaka or yakala means males, the strong ones, thus Bayaka, the strong people.The Yaka society is organized into strong lineage group headed by elders and lineage headmen. The chief of the lineage had the power of life.
And death over lineage members. He was in charge of the cult of the ancestors and judiciary authority, and it was compulsory that he have large number of descendants. Chiefs, including dependent village chiefs, regional overlords, and paramount chiefs, are believed to have extra-human abilities, ruling the underworld or spiritual realm as well as the ordinary world. A chief participates in the affairs of witches so that he can tap their power for the good of the community. On the periphery of the hierarchy, the master of the earth plays an important role during the rites that accompany the hunt the primary activity of the men.
The Yaka hunters perform a specific ritual under the direction of the master of the earth to guarantee that they procure game. The Yaka have an initiation, the n-khanda.
A special hut is built in the forest to give shelter to the postulants during their retreat; the event ends in circumcision, an occasion for great masked festivities including dances and songs. The n-khanda is organized every time there are enough eligible youths between ten and fifteen years of age. 25 USD I reduce to 10 USD. 30 USD I reduce to 12.50 USD. 35 USD I reduce to 15 USD.40 USD I reduce to 17 USD. 45 USD I reduce to 19 USD. 50 USD I reduce to 23 USD. 55 USD I reduce to 24.50 USD. 60 USD I reduce to 27.50 USD. I also look the combine weight and reduce further where possible. The item "African art tribal, yaka shield from Democratic of Congo" is in sale since Friday, September 4, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks". The seller is "eastafricaart" and is located in Umujyi wa Kigali. This item can be shipped worldwide.