Designed and released under the collection name African crowns the NENZIMA SERVER pays homage to queen Nenzima of the Mangbetu tribe who was the younger sister of the nineteenth-century ruler, Mbunza and the wife of Okondo, she was reported to bethe one of the most powerful person in the court in the first decade of the 20th century.The overall shape, lines and form of the server along with the weaved detail elements are all inspired by the distinctive look of the elongatedheads of most Mangbetu women at the time, resulting from the cultural practice of 'Lipombo’, which was a status symbol among the Mangbeturuling classes at the beginning of the century. Along with the elongated head, the hairstyles accompanying the overall look was an oval orfunnel-shaped coiffure which ended in an outward halo, originally symbolic of high social status, this was considered exceptionally attractiveand powerful and hence the inclusion in TheUrbanative's African Crowns Collection.
Width: 500 mm
Length: 2000 mm
Height: 850 mm
Powder coated steel
Terrazzo doors and top
Bamboo inner shelf
Queen Nenzima Server
Size: Width: 500 mm Length: 2000 mm Height: 850 mm
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Storage unit powder coated steel, terrazzo doors and top, bamboo inner shelf . Cleaning Instructions available on the website (product page) or on request. Each piece is custom made, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
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