Decorative,Vintage & Design Collectables
Lega People, DRC. Ceremonial Headdresses Collection.
The Lega People live in the Eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo. The initiation society, Bwami, forms the basis of their socio-political organization. At a certain moment the Bwami society was forbidden by the colonial authorities, because they feared organized resistance. For every grade the Bwami had an adapted headdress -the one with an Pangolin tail distinguished the highest grade. The members of the higher grades were free to adapt their headdresses according to their personal tastes-hence the enormous variety.
Collection Gi Matteusen
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approx. 40 cm - stand included