Loading... Please wait...
  • My Account
  • Order Status
  • Wish Lists
  • Gift Certificates

Categories

Our Newsletter


Teke Tsaye Tribe Mask 2

  • Image 1
  • Image 2
Price:
$35.00
SKU:
995 N
Weight:
5.00 LBS
Shipping:
$8.50 (Fixed shipping cost)
Quantity:


Product Description

The Teke people reside in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Gabon. The Teke of the northwest are known as the Tsaye. The basic social unit of the two groups is the family, led by the Mfumu or head of the family who has the right of life or death over each clan member. The village as a whole is led by the “father of the land” or Mfumu na tzee. The Tsaye believe in a supreme God, Nzambi and are socially governed by the secret Kidumu society. The Kidumu, more than a century old, is a political-religious society that intervenes in all major aspects of social life: circumcisions, weddings, judgements and funerals. At the end of a Kidumu ceremony, a dancer, accompanied by musicians, performs with a circular shaped mask which is bisected by a horizontal stripe. This colorful rendition is a small wall plaque that is used as a symbol of ancestral pride.

Perfect African accent  piece!

Please click photo for enlargement!

Dimensions: 8 1/4 long x 5 1/2 inches wide.

 Any QUESTIONS please leave a message here at Contact Us!

 

*Free or Fixed shipping for domestic orders only*


Find Similar Products by Category


Customers Who Viewed This Product Also Viewed

Add to Wish List

Click the button below to add the Teke Tsaye Tribe Mask 2 to your wish list.

You Recently Viewed...