Old Fine Pende Necklace – Ikoko Amulet – DR Congo
Aluminium pendant with glass beads thread on plant fibre cord. The Ikoko amulet is cm. 8,4 x cm. 6,0 (3.31″ x 2.36″); the necklace is cm 32,5 in lenght (12.8″). Grams 161,2 (54.69 oz).
The Pende have a matrilineal culture and family kinship plays an important role in structuring social relations. They traditionally practice a form of ancestor worship in which the ancestors (Mvumbi) are believed to affect prospects of success and failure in everyday life.
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