African tribal art, Amazing Yombe statue from D R C. Height: 43.5 cm- 17 inches high. Arrested bug damage, large splits, cracks and a well-worn patina. Some of the most spectacular Yombe pieces are the nkisi nkonde figures described below.
They also carve masks and drums to be used in initiation ceremonies. Everyday objects such as combs, staffs, and fly whisks were often carved with figures as a display of wealth and power. Yombe history indicates a southward migration of the Mbenza clan from present day Gabon sometime before the 15th century. Oral and written accounts connect them with the historical Mayomba Kingdom, which flourished in the 16th century.During the 16th and 17th centuries migrations of Manyanga and then Bwende peoples arrived in the area. Both groups eventually assimilated into Yombe communities.
And Solongo expansions at the end of the 17th century forced the Yombe to withdraw from the banks of the Congo River. Although European contact was limited until the end of the 19th century, depictions of Portuguese people in Yombe art reflect 16th century Portuguese styles, indicating a moderate degree of European influence in this region at quite an early date. Due to the thick forests surrounding Yombe territory the land must be cleared through slash and burn techniques before crops can be planted.
The land is usually cleared by men, leaving the task of farming to the women. Plantains, manioc, maize, beans, peanuts, and yams are among the primary crops grown. Goats, pigs, chickens, and dogs are also raised. Fishing on the Congo River and its surrounding tributaries provides an important source of dietary protein. Men are also responsible for hunting, weaving, carving, smithing, and smelting.Women create clay pots for domestic use. Good luck and thanks for looking. 15 USD I reduce to 10 USD. 20 USD I reduced to 14 USD.
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