Janus Songye Fetish. D.C.R.

Janus Songye Fetish. D.C.R.

Regular price €250.00 Sale

Fine Janus Songye Fetish figure. The Democratic Republic of the Congo

These spectacular fetishes are among the most popular in Africa and are used by Songye. 
The Nkishi is a mediator between God and men


The Songye made power figures, Nkisi (singular) and Mankishi (plural), to combat witchcraft and sorcery. They were benign and were believed to bring good, promote fertility and success, vanquish enemies and protect from evil. Large ones were owned by and served the community; small ones were for individual families.