Bateke Fetish Doll


Product sku AFR331KC62A


Original Bateke tribal Fetish Figure from Democratic Republic of Congo. Fetish figures were used by individuals, families, or whole communities to aid in protection and 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 packed on the exterior seen on this doll. Fetishes gained power and were effective because people believed in them.These figures were individually owned and served to protect or heal.

Length 5 in
Depth 5 in
Height 12 in

Quantity 1 in stock

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