Superb Bangala blade from the Congo.
Tribe: Nkutsu or Jonga
Size: 16.5″ (42 cm) Tall
Condition: Very Good
Provenance: Private USA Estate Collection
Notes: Stand included.
This African art iron form was used in trade between a larger group of people living in present day Democratic Republic of Congo that were referred to as the Bangala due to the fact that they spoke a common trade language known as Bangi. The Bangala consists of a group of at least a dozen different tribes that spoke different languages, had different customs and were adorned with different tribal markings.
|Dimensions||24 x 12 x 6 in|