This stool was carved in the style of the Pende people of DRC. The stool has 3 legs, each of which has a carved face. It measures 13.25 inches tall and weighs 6 pounds. There is cracking, chipping, scuffing and wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos.
Beautiful Pende 3-Legged Stool 13.25″ – DR Congo – African Art
1 in stock
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DRC / Angola
Cracking, chipping, scuffing and wear and tear.
About the Pende People
Ancestor worship is significantly importance to the Pende people. Appeasing the ancestors (mvumbi), is accomplished through rituals and offerings, usually provided by the head of the family. If neglected, it is believed that the ancestors will cause sickness and hardship to the household. When asked for help, a diviner will regularly demand offerings be made to a wooden sculpture to placate the provoked ancestors.
Read more about the Pende here.