Beautiful African mbole Stool from Southwestern Congo (Zaire). Most Mbole figurative sculpture represents individuals who have been hanged for violating the laws of society. Wooden statues characteristically have sunken faces and concave torsos, many with ropes attached to the necks. There are also other figures related to healing or representing the ancestors. Some masks are made, but these are very rare.
The Mbole make elaborate mats and beautiful bracelets of brass. The Mbole migrated from north of the Congo (Zaire) river, crossing upstream of the mouth of the Lomani River near Basoko before moving south to their current location.In the 18th century they were divided into five smaller peoples as a result of pressure from the advancing Bombesa. They share a cultural and linguistic history with the Mongo, who live to the west and from whom they were separated during the Topoke and Lokele invasions. Their art forms and certain linguistic patterns indicate a degree of shared history with the Yela and Pere.
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I also look the combine weight and reduce further where possible. The item "African tribal art Mbole stool from Southwestern Congo Zaire" is in sale since Thursday, July 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks". The seller is "my-african-beauty" and is located in Umujyi wa Kigali.This item can be shipped worldwide.