African Tribal Art, bembe statue from Southeastern Congo (Zaire). 28 cm --11 inches high. The Bembe originate from the northwest forests of Congo (Zaire). They are representative of numerous ethnic traditions including Lega, pre-Lega, Boyo-Kunda, and Bemba.
They are a tough and proud people who absorbed other populations and their systems of thought in the process of carving out their current homeland in a time of widespread conflict and under economic pressure from European invaders and slave traders during the 19th century. Their desire for more land continues to result in conflict in the area today.The Bembe carve numerous kinds of wooden figures that represent various spirits. They also carve several different kinds of masks, the most notable being antelope horn masks (elande). Knives, staffs, fly whisks, and divination gourds are also often decorated. Although there is no centralized local authority in Bembeland, government is run quite effectively through a large number of patrilineal clans. The bwami society, which is made up of the influential men in the community, is responsible for making the political, economic, and judicial decisions which affect the community. Religion is based on individual and lineage ancestor cults. The Bembe have also absorbed many of the religious ideas of their neighbors. They honor nature spirits (bahomba), the earth spirit (m'ma), and the spirit of Lake Tanganyika, Mkangualukulu, among others. Good luck and thanks for looking.
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The item "African Tribal Art, bembe statue from Southeastern Congo (Zaire)" is in sale since Thursday, June 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.