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2 beaded Yaka hats - YAKA - D.R. Congo

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2 beaded Yaka hats - YAKA - D.R. Congo

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Mid XXth- Very good condition

2 beaded Yaka hats with red and blue beads on raffia-L=35cm H= 14cm DR Congo
These hats where originally part of the regalia worn by a Yaka or a Suku regional chief (mfumu misala) or overlord, who is the second highest-ranking political leader . The form and materials of Yaka and Suku beaded hats resulted from the complex political relationships that existed between the ancient Lunda empire and the peoples they conquered (upon whom they imposed their political structures and leadership symbols) and from contact with Europe.

Photo: Kwilu chief wearing beaded hat

PROVENANCE : Colonial family acquired this at the end of the 1950's. From a retired Belgian collector who had more than 70 Art objects mentioned in the Guy van Rijn Yale database of African art.

This is a unique occasion for you to get a genuine object in your house at very low starting prices.

The name of the collector will be given to all buyers in the accompanying documentation included in every package.

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  • Excellent seller as always. Highly recommended.

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