Within the context of the Bwami society one finds a number of fixed representations of important social themes. One is Katanda.
Katanda or sleeping mat stands for the adulterous woman who mocks the rules of modesty and faithfulness to be expected of the wife of a high-placed official of Bwami. This figure has flat arms and body pierced with holes and a square lower body and ditto legs. This example is made in hard wood and has a great patina due to much handling.
For the literature see: Daniel P. Biebuyck: Lega, Brussels, 2002 p. 121
Provenance: former private collection from Belgium. Collected in the period 1953 - 1959 (More details provided to buyer).
Sold with a certificate of authenticity.
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May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).
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