The extended family seems to serve the needs of social control within individual communities. The Pende are a matrilineal people, and the eldest maternal uncle in a family is usually recognized as heading the lineage, a position that entails ensuring the well-being of the family and taking care of the ancestors.The Pende are mainly farmers who produce millet, maize, plantain, and peanuts. The men help with the clearing of the fields and also contribute to the diet with occasional hunting and fishing in the numerous local rivers.
The ancestors (mvumbi) are placated through various rituals and offerings. The family head is responsible for taking care of the shrines and appeasing the spirits. The Pende recognize that spirits may be either good or bad, depending on the manner in which they died. Also, when ancestors are neglected they will cause bad things to happen to the family. The result may be sickness or hardship, both of which require a visit to the local diviner to determine the best way to appease the spirits.
African Tribal Art Pende statue from congo. Approx size 63 cm--24.8 inches high. 15 USD I reduce to 10 USD.20 USD I reduced to 14 USD. 25 USD I reduce to 16 USD. 30 USD I reduce to 20 USD.
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