Yaka fetish (1) - Wood, textile and activated material - DR Congo

Yaka fetish (1) - Wood, textile and activated material - DR Congo

This fetish figure (as called in older literature) or powere figure, is attributed to the Yaka people of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is figure that would generally be used by diviners in the healing and protection rituals they held. They were however used by individuals, families and entire villages too in the fight against evil, to destroy or weaken and evil spirits that were present, to help prevent and even cure sickness, to solidify contracts or agrrements between tribes people, and to repel bad deeds.

Estimated Age: Begin 20th century
Material: Wood - Textile and unknown substance
Dimensions: 32 cm high
Good used condition
Provenance: Private Dutch Collection

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Lot details
Total nr of items
Yaka fetish
Region/ country
DR Congo
Wood, textile and activated material
Sold with stand
32×10×1 cm
1202 g
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