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Impressive Songye Figural African Drum 15" | DRC | Art
Impressive Songye Figural African Drum 15" | DRC | Art
Impressive Songye Figural African Drum 15" | DRC | Art
Impressive Songye Figural African Drum 15" | DRC | Art
Impressive Songye Figural African Drum 15" | DRC | Art
Impressive Songye Figural African Drum 15" | DRC | Art
Impressive Songye Figural African Drum 15" | DRC | Art
Impressive Songye Figural African Drum 15" | DRC | Art
Impressive Songye Figural African Drum 15" | DRC | Art
Impressive Songye Figural African Drum 15" | DRC | Art
Impressive Songye Figural African Drum 15" | DRC | Art
Impressive Songye Figural African Drum 15" | DRC | Art
Impressive Songye Figural African Drum 15" | DRC | Art
Impressive Songye Figural African Drum 15" | DRC | Art

Impressive Songye Figural African Drum 15″ – DRC

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This drum was hand carved by the Songye people from DR Congo. It features beautiful variegated coloring throughout its zig zag striations and has multiple Songye faces located on the sides of the piece. It stands 15 inches tall and weighs 8.5 pounds.

Type of Object

Drum

Country of Origin

DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo – formerly Zaire)

Ethnicity

Songye

Material

Wood, Pigment, Feathers, Leather, Metal Tacks

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

15"

Width

13"

Depth

12"

Weight

8.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracks and imperfections.

Tribe Information

About the Songye People

“During the 16th century, the Songye migrated from the Shaba area, which is now the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire), and settled on the left bank of the Lualaba River, on a savannah and forest-covered plateau. Divided into numerous sub-groups, the 150,000 Songye people are governed by a central chief, the Yakitenge, whose role demands that he obey special restrictive laws such as not showing grief, not drinking in public and not shaking hands with men. In addition, local rulers, the Sultani Ya Muti, distribute plots of land to their villagers and an influential secret society, Bwadi Bwa Kifwebe, counterbalances their power. Unlike their neighbors, the Luba, the Songye tribe is a patriarchal society in which agriculture is central to the economy.”

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.

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