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 and which is strung on a necklace 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. This very fine very rare Pende pendant has two perforation holes drilled completely through to the back on each side of the head right above the carved lateral forehead line. Great rustic tribally worn condition with slight wear. This antique Pende pendant measures 3.88 inches long by 1.76 inches wide. 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 tribal peoples of Africa have historically decorated their bodies with a variety of body paint, scarification, animal fat, red ocher or mud and occasionally with tattoos as seen with the Ethiopian Coptic Christians. 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 Saturday, March 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Jewelry".
The seller is "mountainamma" and is located in Williams, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, Ukraine, Cayman islands.