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Mukinka (Warrior Mask)

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The Mugongo society of warriors is responsible for the protection of Salampasu communities; society members protect against invasion from rival clans or other external forces. To become a member of Mugongo, Salampasu boys must...


Nkisi (Power Figure)

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Nkisi, also referred to as nkishi (pl. minkisi / mankishi / zinkisi) is the general name for an object (wooden figures, clay pots, gourds or bundles) containing an empowering spirit(s). An object only becomes an nkisi when it...


Nkisi (Power Figure)

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Nkisi, also referred to as nkishi (pl. minkisi / mankishi / zinkisi) is the general name for an object (wooden figures, clay pots, gourds or bundles) containing an empowering spirit(s). An object only becomes an nkisi when it...


Mboko (Female Bowl-Bearing Figure)

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The Luba typically turn to a bilumbu (diviner) when seeking identification of an illness or misfortune. It is the bilumbu’s responsibility liaise with the spirit world to identify the cause of the aliment and recommend a...


Mipasi (Ancestor Figure)

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The early 19th century saw a number of Tawba families grow their wealth by building trade agreements with other families in the region. This sudden growth in wealth saw these families establish prestige and control over their...


Mipasi (Ancestor Figure)

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The early 19th century saw a number of Tawba families grow their wealth by building trade agreements with other families in the region. This sudden growth in wealth saw these families establish prestige and control over their...