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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...


Odo Sango (Sango Mortar)

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These pedestals, odo Sango, are found mostly in by the Igbomina and Ekiti tribes of North Eastern Yorubaland. Associated with the worship of the god of thunder and lightning, Sango, these inverted wood mortars are placed in...


Arugba Sango (Sango Shrine Bowl)

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These vessels, arugba Sango, are found mostly in by the Igbomina and Ekiti tribes of North Eastern Yorubaland. Arugba (meaning ‘bowl carrier’) Sango vessels are associated with the worship of the god of thunder and...


Ngombo Ya Kusekula (Divination Basket)

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The Chokwe typically turn to a tahi (meaning diviner) when seeking advice or faced with an illness or affliction they’d like to overcome. A ngombo ya kusekula (also called ngombo ya lipele or ngombo ya cisuka) is a...


Ibori (Symbol Of The Inner Head)

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The Yoruba believe that an individual’s character, behaviour and ultimate life destiny is pre-defined at birth by the individual’s ‘head’. As such, an individual’s head is highly revered and respected as an...


Ile Ori (House of the Head Shrine)

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The Yoruba believe that an individual’s character, behaviour and ultimate life destiny are pre-defined at birth by the individual’s head (ori). As such, an individual’s head is highly revered and respected as a distinct...


Ikin Ifa (Ifa Oracle Head)

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Esu (also called Eshu, Elegba) is believed to be the messenger of Yoruba gods, bearer of sacrifices, guardian of the ritual way of life and often also seen as the ‘trickster god’.

To represent Esu’s presence,...


Apo Ifa (Divination Bag)

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The Yoruba typically turn to a babalawo (diviner) when seeking advice or faced with an illness. The bag for Ifa (apo ifa) is used by babalawos to carry their set of sixteen kola nuts (ikin), divining chains (opele) and other...


Agere Ifa (Divination Cup)

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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...


Opon Ifa (Divination Tray)

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


Iroke Ifa (Divination Tapper)

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The Yoruba typically turn to a babalawo (diviner) when seeking advice or faced with an illness. An iroke Ifa (also called irofa, iro Ifa, iro ike, orunfa, orun Ifa, orunke or orun ike; meaning ‘tapper of Ifa’) is an object...