Impressive Salampasu Pole (part) The Democratic Republic of the Congo
This part of a pole was probably placed at the entrance of the village. It has the typical features you can find in the Salampasu masksTheir name is said to mean “hunters of locusts”, but they were widely viewed with terror by adjacent groups. They maintain strong commercial and cultural relations with their southern neighbors, the Chokwe and the Lunda, to whom they pay tribute. The Salampasu are homogeneous people governed by territorial chiefs, who supervise village chiefs.
Height 58 cm.
Nice condition, used with visible signs of wear
fixed on a custom made base
Heavily weathered wood with red laterite earth color