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Divination drum N'Koku Ngoombu - Yaka - Congo - SOLD
Divination instruments in traditional African art
In Africa, the Bayaka (Yaka) speak to a diviner (Ngoombu) when they seek to identify the cause of an illness or misfortune. Ngoombu is responsible for determining the cause and proposing a solution or at least recommendations.
An N'koku Ngoombu slit drum (also called n-Kookwa Ngoombu) is a traditional object involved in the rite of divination. At the rite, the diviner will tap the instrument to call the spiritual forces. The sounds will also accompany the words of the diviner to translate the cause of the misfortune that affected the client.
This African figurative drum was bought by a collector. You will find other musical instruments and divination by browsing our art gallery.
- Presumed dating
- Mid XXth century
- 43 x 9 cm
- Ethnic group
- Yaka / Bayaka
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Tribal art collection Belgium
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