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Nimba (Fertility Headdress)


During important harvest festivals, weddings, funerals and celebrations to honour village guests and ancestors, a d’mba (also called nimba or yamban; meaning ‘the universal mother’) headdress is carried on...

Elek (Ancestor Altar Head)


The Baga believe that the world was created by the god Kanu and that Somtup is the spiritual being created to govern the Simo male initiation society; female societies are governed by a-Bol, the wife of Somtup.