African Tribal Mask

African tribal Art, Pende statue from Democratic Republic of Congo


African tribal Art, Pende statue from Democratic Republic of Congo
African tribal Art, Pende statue from Democratic Republic of Congo
African tribal Art, Pende statue from Democratic Republic of Congo
African tribal Art, Pende statue from Democratic Republic of Congo
African tribal Art, Pende statue from Democratic Republic of Congo
African tribal Art, Pende statue from Democratic Republic of Congo
African tribal Art, Pende statue from Democratic Republic of Congo
African tribal Art, Pende statue from Democratic Republic of Congo
African tribal Art, Pende statue from Democratic Republic of Congo
African tribal Art, Pende statue from Democratic Republic of Congo
African tribal Art, Pende statue from Democratic Republic of Congo
African tribal Art, Pende statue from Democratic Republic of Congo

African tribal Art, Pende statue from Democratic Republic of Congo   African tribal Art, Pende statue from Democratic Republic of Congo

African tribal Art, Pende statue from Democratic Republic of Congo. 46.7cm -18.3 inches high.

PENDE (BAPENDE, PHENBE, PINDI, PINJI). Democratic Republic of the Congo. The 250,000 to 500,000 Pende people settled in the region near the Loango and Kasai Rivers.

They are governed by a central authority, but pay allegiance to family chiefs, known as. The tribe members are divided into numerous territorial groups, the two most important being in Kwilu and Kasai. The Pende political system is mainly controlled by lineage and marriage. There is no recognized central political power, and the chiefs that do exist do not exercise significant authority. 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. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks". The seller is "my-african-beauty" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  1. Country/Region of Manufacture: Congo
  2. Culture: African

African tribal Art, Pende statue from Democratic Republic of Congo   African tribal Art, Pende statue from Democratic Republic of Congo