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Sakimatwemtwe (‘Multi-Headed’ Figure)

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Bwami is a central initiation society that governs the lives of the Lega people. Bwami is believed to strengthen the bonds of community by ways of teaching morality through performances, dances, and objects. The Bwami association includes five...


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...


Nsesa ('Blessings' Fly-Whisk)

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The Mfumu (Chief) is at the heart of Kongo life and rule and the nganga (pl. banganga; meaning ‘diviner’; literally ‘master/priest of minkisi’) defends the community against illness, witchcraft,...


Lukungu (Skull Ornament)

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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...


Iginga (Human Figure)

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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...


Kalukili (Spoon)

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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...