Drum Luba


Drum Luba


The art of the Luba tribe is it relates to important kings and chiefs, who defined their power by displaying prestigious objects during the great ceremonies. The drums were among the most important of them and show the care and fine sculpture for which the Luba are known.

This beautiful, old Luba community drum with fur cover is usually used in the possession and funeral of rulers or in the death of the son of a ruler.

The Luba believed that women were mediators between kings and the spirit world. The women who hold the resonating chamber on their heads are sculpted in the fine Luba style, with round and proportionally large heads and serious facial expressions.

It is made of wood, metal and leather.

Length : 25 cm

Height : 40 cm

Width : 25 cm

Weight : 3.2 kg

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