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Mahen Yafe ('Head of the Chief' Head)


In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Portuguese traders called the populations that lived along coastal Sierra Leone Sapi. The Sapi, which now includes the Sherbro, Temne, and others of the West Atlantic language group, once lived in...

Ntadi (Funerary Figure)


The Mboma, a sub-group of the Kongo ethnic group in the Boma region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, carve and display mintadi (sing. ntadi; referring to the soft stone they are made of; also called bitumba, sing....