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Tribal Art

by Artcurial

December 6, 2016, 7:00 PM CET

Paris, France

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Lot 42: UN LOT COMPRENANT UN CHAPEAU PERLE YAKA, ET DEUX PANIERS YAKA, REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO

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UN LOT COMPRENANT UN CHAPEAU PERLE YAKA, ET DEUX PANIERS YAKA, REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO
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Description: UN LOT COMPRENANT UN CHAPEAU PERLE YAKA, ET DEUX PANIERS YAKA, REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO Type de coiffure d''apparat, comme le modèle que nous présentons ici, portée par des chefs et dignitaires yaka, sorte de bicorne pourvu de protubérences cylindriques avec notamment un décor de triangles alternativement noirs et blancs réalisés en petites perles de verre fabriquées en Bohême, jadis principale monnaie d''échange avec les cauris. Ce motif qu''on retrouve également sur les masques pende et kuba est propre aux ethnies du sud du bassin du congo.
L''un des paniers "muswalu" était tissé par les hommes, est utilisé par les femmes pour tamiser la farine de manioc. Sa forme oblongue et son col étroit faisait allusion à la sexualité.

Dimensions variables
Chapeau: L: 40 cm
panier: H: 40 cm
panier: H: 28 cm


Provenance : Collecté par Fritz Molter in situ, circa 1945
Transmis par descendance familiale
Collection particulière, France


 
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