Name of the tribe: Lega
Dimensions (in cm): 27 x 7 x 8
Weight (in grams): 600
Shipment mode: Postal shipment.
Lega Reliquary with a smooth and shiny patina. Diverse lacks and visible crack.
The Lega are a Bantu forest people from central Africa, mainly established in the Democratic Republic of Congo, at the east of the Lualaba River, near the boarders of Rwanda and Burundi, in the provinces of northern Kivu, southern Kivu and of 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 members of the esoteric society which embodies the social and political power of the 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.
- Numero totale di oggetti
- Regione / Paese
- Repubblica Democratica del Congo
- metà del XX secolo
- Buone condizioni
- Con supporto incluso
- 27×7×8 cm
- 600 g