Africa | Details from a Yet beaded belt from the Kuba people of DR Congo | ca. 1st half of the 20th century | Glass beads, cowrie shells, mud and iron applied to leather and woven fiber rope. | The yet is a particularly spectacular example of royal costume in Africa. Yets are worn by all members of the royal family. It is of such importance that the Nyim(king) displays it on the day he ascends the throne.