A Pende Mask


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A Pende Mask, Zaire.

The Pende people are divided into two distinct cultural groups: the Western Pende and the Eastern Pende However, both groups see themselves as part of the same ethnic group. There is no centralised political authority and Pende society is organised around extended family groups rather than through chiefly authority.

Much like the Yaka and Suku peoples, the Pende originally lived in the strip between the Atlantic Ocean and the Cuanza River, in modern-day Angola. They migrated to their current region of the modern-day Democratic Republic of the Congo in around 1620 as a consequence of the expansion of the Kingdom of Lunda. In around 1885, the powerful Chokwe ethnic group began expanding and gained control over the Eastern Pende but this period was brought to an end by the arrival of European colonists..Source Wikipedia.

900 – 1.200,- Euro

Height: 23 cm
Weight: 280 g

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Weight 0.280 kg