Democratic Republic of the Congo
- This book allows us to discover not only the daily life of the Congolese Tshokwe but also their crafts, the symbolism of their masks, the power of their rites and the fervour of their popular festivals
The Tshokwe are a major people of Central Africa who have been present for six centuries on the borders of Zambia, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their structured social organization gave them a military and commercial advantage. Thanks to this dominant position, they have developed an artistic heritage which gradually became their main identity factor. Today, there are two million Tshokwe, half of whom reside in Congo DRC. The people continue to assert their desire to exist through their culture. And the power of their art is internationally recognized.
This reference work allows us to discover the daily life of the Tshokwe but also their crafts, the symbolism of their masks, the power of their rites and the fervor of their popular festivals. It makes us understand how their attachment to tradition helps them to chart a course for the future.
Text in English and French.
- Stichting Kunstboek BVBA
- 30th Aug 2022
- USA & Canada
- 9.65 in x 12.99 in
- 192 Pages
- 150 color