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Uphiso (Beer Pot)

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The social lives of many Zulu people are underpinned by one crucial beverage—sorghum beer (utshwala). Said to be associated with a good harvest, the production and consumption of utshwala in Zululand (specifically the...


Jidagaw (Water Storage Jar)

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Bamana society is strickly heirachical—only the wives and daughters of blacksmiths (numuw) are authorised to make earthenware pots. This small group of women are known as numumusow (meaning ‘blacksmith women’)...


Nka'a Ndü (Beaded Calabash Vessel)

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Among the many kingdoms (fondom) of the Cameroon Grassfields, the central fon (chief) and a number of secret societies are responsible for the social rule of each kingdom. In close counsel with Kwifor, Ngwerong, Mfu and...


Ndu Nyiet (Royal Drinking Horn)

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Among the many kingdoms (fondom) of the Cameroon Grassfields, the central fon (chief) and a number of secret societies are responsible for the social rule of each kingdom. In close counsel with Kwifor, Ngwerong, Mfu and...


Kopa (Ceremonial Cup)

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Yaka community leaders have a number of items that form part of their royal collection. One of these items is the kopa ceremonial cup (also called koopa or mbassa; used by the Suku too). Presented to every new chief at his...


Olumeye (Offering Bowl)

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Found predominantly in the towns of Ekiti and Igbomina, kneeling female figure bowls known as olumeye (meaning ‘one who brings/knows honour and respect’) are used by chiefs and kings (Oba) to present kola nut (obi)...