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Emboli (Forest Spirit Helmet Mask)

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Only a few masks of this type still exist and little is known about its origins or use among the Kota or other small groups such as the Bushamaye. In the Makokou region, however, such masks were worn in ceremonies to dispel disruptive forces and...


Boho Na Bwete (Reliquary Guardian Figure)

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The Kota have the custom of gathering the bones, skulls and other relics of deceased chiefs and important community members (together with magical substances) into woven rattan baskets; it is believed that the skull of a...


Boho Na Bwete (Reliquary Guardian Figure)

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The Kota have the custom of gathering the bones, skulls and other relics of deceased chiefs and important community members (together with magical substances) into woven rattan baskets; it is believed that the skull of a...


Boho Na Bwete (Reliquary Guardian Figure)

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The Mahongwe sub-group of the Kota ethnic group have the custom of gathering the bones, skulls and other relics of deceased chiefs and important community members (together with magical substances) into woven rattan baskets;...