Male Nkumbu headdresses - Bwami - Lega - D.R. Congo

Male Nkumbu headdresses - Bwami - Lega - D.R. Congo
Middle of the 20th century - In very nice condition

Provenance: private collection, Belgium.
Dating: 1940s-1950s.
Size: 18 x 16 cm.
Materials: Fibres, cowrie shells, elephant hair, fragments of shells, beads.
Stand not included.

Male headdresses worn publicly by the initiated, these objects could not be seen or manipulated by the Bwami members, who gradually discovered the different categories as they were moving up.

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