African Carving Luba Headrest

Luba Headrest
Height: 6" Width: 8" Depth: 2"

According to the Luba myth, Vilie was the first woman spirit, founder of the clan and guarantor of fertility and the lineage. Women were cult guardians, and the royal wives played an important role: sent as emissaries to the chiefs of neighboring ethnicities, they would contract profitable political alliances based on marriage.

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