BAKOTA(reliquaire)

BAKOTA(reliquaire)
Item# bakotareliquaire
$1,000.00

Product Description

The Bakota comes from the Bantu ethnic group from the northeastern region of Gabon. They are noted for their copper and brass reliquary guardian figures, which are part of a powerful religious and mystical order known as Bwete. The true meaning of Bakota is unclear, however it may be derived from the word kota, which means to bind/to attach/to link, hereby suggesting they view themselves as a united people bound by a common fate.