This Kusu statue showcases a female figure in a kneeling position holding a bowl. She is decorated with colorful beads and comes attached to a custom base for easy display. There is minor cracking and some small burrow holes but no signs of bugs. Please inspect photos carefully.
Elegant Female Kusu Statue 18″ – DR Congo – African Art
1 in stock
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Wood, pigment and beads
Some cracking, burrow holes and general wear and tear.
About the Kusu People
"Kusu history is shared with the Nkutshu and Tetela, all of whom came from the northwest of their current location and share a Mongo-Kundu origin. Their first movement was southward, then they moved back north through Luba, Songye, and Hemba territory, acquiring social customs and learning artistic styles along the way. Once arrived in their new location they split into two major factions divided into north and south—they then further divided into smaller groups, which remain largely separated and independent to this day due to their geographic isolation. The groups in the south have been more influenced by the Songye and the Luba, which is evident in their sculpture styles."
Read more about the Kusu here.