This is a very rare, antique, Pende Tribal People, ancestor face, tribal talisman pendant which was hand carved and which was collected from the Congo, Africa decorated with antique European trade beads. These amulets known as Ikhoko are made of bone, wood or seed pods and acted as a talisman for the initiate to reinforce societal morals and values. These are only worn and used by men of the tribe. Great rustic tribally worn condition with slight wear which does include some shallow cracking. This rare Pende African tribal art piece is very desirable and would look great worn or would fit right into any African art or African tribal jewelry collection.The men and women of Africa adorn themselves with elaborate beads and jewelry which are not only worn as adornments but which also symbolize achievements and status, age and marital status, reflect beliefs and values, have ritual and ceremonial meaning and which offer protection against evil and/or disease. The item "Antique African Pende Tribal Ikhoko Pendant Carve Talisman Amulet Necklace Congo" is in sale since Sunday, February 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Jewelry". The seller is "mix205" and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.