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Kibango (Staff of Office)

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There are at least three different types of staffs, varying in degrees of importance, carried by Luba chiefs and high-ranking officials.

Dilanga is the simplest staff. It is tall and sticklike, often accompanied by a bell...


Kayamba ('The Cunning Mask')

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The social and spiritual lives of the Lega people, are governed by a central initiation society known as Bwami; Bwami is responsible for teaching morality through community performances, dances and objects. The Bwami...


Bilondo (Bwami Insignia)

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The social and spiritual lives of the Lega people are governed by a central initiation society known as Bwami; Bwami is responsible for teaching morality through community performances, dances and objects. The Bwami...


Mikisi Mihasi (Pendant)

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The Luba venerate their ancestors by carving and caring for small ivory, bone, or teeth female figurines. Said to be portraits that honour revered ancestors, mikisi mihasi pendants evoke the memory of ancestral...


Lupona (Royal Stool)

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Lupona caryatid stools, thrones, or seats of leadership, (also called kipona or kihona in some sources) are considered the most important of all Luba royal insignia of office. Used solely by Luba rulers, lupona stools are a...


Lukasa (Memory Board)

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Mbudye (pl. Bambudye) is an association, believed to have been founded in the eighteenth century, responsible for a number of Luba functions:

Assisting in the installation of a king for office Safeguarding heirlooms of...