Figures (2) - Wood - Evolués - Bakongo - Congo DRC

Description
Figures (2) - Wood - Evolués - Bakongo - Congo DRC
Excellent

Those Bakongo pair of figures represent the Évolué (French: [evɔlɥe], lit. "evolved" or "developed") , it is a French label used during the colonial era to refer to a native African who had "evolved" by becoming Europeanised through education or assimilation and had accepted European values and patterns of behavior.
since the end of the XIXTh century missionaries changed Congo society in a tremendous way , from a rural way of life, where people lived in villages, to a modern urbanized society.
H= 29 cm and 31 cm

The blackened wood has some cracks ( some are filled, see pictures ) .

Lot details
Total nr of items
2
Object
Figures
Indigenous object name
Evolués
Ethnic group/ culture
Bakongo
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Wood
Condition
Excellent
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
31×11×8 cm
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