LUBA Fetish with

LUBA Fetish with "Bilongo" on the top of the head - Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Regular price €300.00 Sale

LUBA Fetish with "hair" in the ears and "Bilongo" on the top of the head. The Democratic Republic of the Congo

A fetish is a statue or object with magical power, like an amulet, talisman or good luck charm. Common to many tribes was the belief that the fetishes acquired power through the ritualistic carving and consecration, the addition of special substances and the recurring activation of its spirit by offering sacrifices and magic words. Some fetishes have the heads or stomachs hallowed out to hold special substance.