Poupée Niombo – Congo


Masculine funerarial doll from Niombo people – Congo

  • Datation: 20th century
  • Material: Wood and textile
  • Dimensions: 70cm (height) x 45cm (length)

This beautifully handcrafted doll is a traditional symbol of the afterlife and is used in funeral rituals. The expression of the doll is a tribute to personality traits of the deceased person.

The Niombo Funerary Doll is made from wood recovered with textile. Each doll is carefully carved and painted by hand, making each one truly one-of-a-kind.

The intricate design of the Niombo Funerary Doll is steeped in cultural significance, reflecting the beliefs and values of the Niombo people. It is said to represent the soul of the deceased and is used to honor and preserve their memory.

In addition to its cultural importance, the Niombo Funerary Doll also makes a beautiful and unique decorative piece. Its striking design and intricate details make it a stunning addition to any collection or home décor.

Order yours today and add a meaningful piece to your collection that celebrates the rich culture and traditions of the Niombo people.



Ethnic group





20th century


Private collection, Belgium


Wood and textile


70 cm


45 cm

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