Name of the tribe: Lega
Dimensions (in cm): 26 x 13 x 6
Weight (in grams): 200
Shipment mode: Postal shipment.
The Lega are a Bantu forest people from central Africa, mainly established in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, at the east of the Lualaba River, until the borders with Rwanda and Burundi, in the provinces of south Kivu and Maniema.
The cohesion of the Balega Confederacy was not due to a unity of command or to a personalised authority (king or emperor), but to an institutionalised unity, through the Bwami structure.
The Bwami is a socio-political institution around which is structured the whole society. The Bami (singular: Mwami) are the members of the esoteric society which embodies the social and political power of Balεga (Balega).
Any individual or group of individuals could become a Mulega, it only required to be welcomed in a family or clan community, to learn the Kilega language and to assimilate the Kilega tradition and culture through initiations.
- Total nr of items
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- DR Congo
- 2nd half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 26×13×6 cm
- 200 g