Katanda Figure - Wood - Lega - Congo DRC

Katanda Figure - Wood - Lega - Congo DRC
Mid 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Within the context of the Bwami society one finds a number of fixed representations of important social themes. One is Katanda.
Katanda or sleeping mat stands for the adulterous woman who mocks the rules of modesty and faithfulness to be expected of the wife of a high-placed official of Bwami. This figure has flat arms and body pierced with holes and a square lower body and ditto legs. This example is made in hard wood and has a great patina due to much handling.

For the literature see: Daniel P. Biebuyck: Lega, Brussels, 2002 p. 121

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

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Katanda Figure
Ethnic group/ culture
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Mid 20th century
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
29×13×5 cm
320 g
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