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Erickwoa (Hairpin)


The Mangbetu placed great importance on body art. The higher classes adorned themselves with geometric body paint for special events and dances. Both men and women practised scarification, primarily on their chest and back. Women also adorned...

Domu (Figurative Harp)


Mangbetu musicians often performed to entertain their communities. Singing songs about their travels and heroic deeds performed by their elders. Central to these songs is the domu harp. While it has been attributed to many peoples over the years,...