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Kakishi (Divination Object)

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The Luba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo use divination to address and remedy misfortune. Divination, which is done through various mnemonic devices, practices and performances, is a process that reconstructs the...


Nkisi (Power Object)

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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...


Opon Igede Ifa (Divination Bowl)

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The Yoruba typically turn to a babalawo (diviner) when seeking advice or faced with an illness. An agere Ifa is a object that forms part of the divination ensemble. It, along with an iroke Ifa, opon Ifa, palm nuts and a number...


N'Koku Ngoombu (Slit Drum)

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The Yaka typically turn to a ngoombu (diviner) when seeking identification of an illness or misfortune. It is the ngoombu’s responsibility to identify the cause of the aliment and recommend a remedy, without prior...


Odigba Ifa (Divination Necklace)

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The Yoruba typically turn to a babalawo (diviner) when seeking advice or faced with an illness. The necklace for Ifa (odigba ifa; Ifa is ‘the grand priest and custodian of the Ifa Oracle’, i.e. the Orisha of...