Kuba Wood Figure Miniature 10.5 Inch Congo
Explore the rich culture of the Kuba people with this well-used 10.5-inch wooden figure. Intricately carved, it reflects the tradition of wood carving in Kuba culture. Bring a piece of history and art into your home.
The Kuba people, also known as the Bakuba, are an ethnic group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo along the Sankuru River. The Kuba Kingdom, established in the mid-19th century, resulted from their migration in the 16th century. They absorbed the Twa people, maintaining some Twa cultural characteristics. The Kuba Kingdom remained relatively isolated from the transatlantic slave trade but faced the Nsapo invasion in the late 19th century, leading to its fragmentation. Known for intricate artistic traditions, particularly the carving of miniature figures depicting aspects of Kuba life, the Kuba people have a rich cultural heritage appreciated and studied worldwide.
Approximate Age: 20th Century
Made In: Democratic Republic of the Congo