Figuratieve vliegenklopper - Haar (dier), Hout - Nsesa - KONGO - Democratische Republiek van Congo

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Figuratieve vliegenklopper - Haar (dier), Hout - Nsesa - KONGO - Democratische Republiek van Congo
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Kongo (Yombe, Vili) Figurative fly whisk


Provenance:
- Private collection, London, UK

The Mfumu (Chief) is at the heart of Kongo life and rule and the nganga (pl. banganga; meaning 'diviner'; literally 'master/priest of minkisi') defends the community against illness, witchcraft, infertility. Nsesa fly whisks form part of the regalia of Kongo chiefs and traditional healers. They highlight the power, status and roles of these important figures within the community.

Nsesa fly-whisks (also called nfunga, funga and funka in some sources), said to provide a connection to the power of ancestors, are used to protect and to bless. Chiefs use their fly-whisks to bless across the lands of the living and the dead. They 'sweep' away evil forces from the community. Banganga diviners use their fly-whisks during ritual processes that protect and heal their patients.



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Kavelgegevens
Object
Figuratieve vliegenklopper
Inheemse naam van het object
Nsesa
Etnische groep / cultuur
KONGO
Regio / land
Democratische Republiek van Congo
Materiaal
Haar (dier), Hout
Staat
Goede staat, gebruikt met enige tekenen van slijtage
Verkocht met standaard
Ja
Afmetingen
21×4×4 cm
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