YAKA STYLE FETISH FIGURES 2, DRC

While originating from the African continent, these Yaka fetish figures are likely not created by the tribe who invented the design. The tribal attribution indicates the origin of the design, not the object.


YAKA
Fetish 1
42" high
$1200



YAKA
Fetish 3
33" high
$700



YAKA
Fetish 4
32" high
$600


YAKA
Fetish 5
33.5" high
$700

YAKA
Fetish 6
30" high
$500

YAKA
Fetish 7
27.5" high
$400

YAKA
Fetish 8
28.5" high
$700


YAKA
Fetish 10
26.5" high
$700

YAKA
Fetish 11
27" high
$600

YAKA
Fetish 12
25" high
$800

YAKA
Fetish 13
24.5" high
$400


YAKA
Fetish 14
25" high
$500

 

YAKA
Fetish 15
23.5" high
$500

YAKA
Fetish 16
24" high
$500

 

YAKA
Fetish 18
22" high
$500


YAKA
Fetish 19
21.5" high
$500

 

YAKA
Fetish 20
22.5" high
$400

YAKA
Fetish 21
23.5" high
$600

 

YAKA
Fetish 23
21" high
$500

 

YAKA
Fetish 24
22" high
$500

 

YAKA
Fetish 25
22" high
$500

YAKA
Fetish 26
23.5" high
$600

 

YAKA
Fetish 27
22" high
$300

 

YAKA
Fetish 29
20" high
$400


YAKA
Fetish 30
20" high
$500

YAKA
Fetish 31
20" high
$400



YAKA
Fetish 33
19.5" high
$250

YAKA
Fetish 17
23" high
SOLD


YAKA
Fetish 34
18.5" high
$400

YAKA
Fetish 35
18" high
$250

YAKA
Fetish 36
18.5" high
$250

YAKA
Fetish 38
17" high
$400


YAKA
Fetish 41
14.5" high
$300

 

YAKA
Fetish 42
14" high
$200



 YAKA
Fetish 43
14.5" high
$400

YAKA
Fetish 44
13.5" high
$200


YAKA
Fetish 45
13" high
$300

YAKA
Fetish 46
13" high
$250

YAKA
Fetish 47
13" high
$250

YAKA
Fetish 48
13" high
$250


YAKA
Fetish 49
12.25" high
$250

 

YAKA
Fetish 50
12" high
$250

YAKA
Fetish 52
12" high
$300

YAKA
Fetish 54
19.5" high
$300


YAKA
Fetish 39
17" high
$300

YAKA
Fetish 40
15.5" high
$300

YAKA
Fetish 55
22.5" high
$400

YAKA
Fetish 56

10.5" high
$200

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

YAKA STYLE, FETISH FIGURES 2, DRC

Fetishes were protective figures used by individuals, families, or whole communities to destroy or weaken evil spirits, prevent or cure illnesses, repel bad deeds, solemnize contracts or oath-taking, and decide arguments. A diviner or holy person would activate the statue, using magical substances. Fetishes gained power and were effective because people believed in them.

Yaka fetishes known as Biteki support sacred substances containing life force. These materials, together with the figure, assist the prayers and supplications of their owners for protection of harm, sickness or loss. Distinctive facial features of Yaka sculpture include the bisected eyes and upturned noses that are typical of their masks as well.

 

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