The fetish represents the "Pumba"
; a protective statuette. Of special
interest here is the power
attached to the side of the body.
Today, the 300,000 Yaka people
living along the Wamba River.
The majority of the Yaka figures
are associated with Mbwoolo
shrines. Fetish material are attached in the
bundles of protective
pouches attached to the body.
Their purpose is multi-functional,
they can be protective as well
as cause illness.
Note this particular piece is missing the fetish bundle on its right arm and as such is sale priced as is.
Height: 26 3/4" x Width: 7: x Depth: 5 1/2"
Height on included 7" square stand is 27"