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Tu Ngünga (Funerary Headdress)

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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. The Nsorro military society consists of male members...


Tu Nkum Mpelet (Prestige Helmet Mask)

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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...


Tu Mola (Military Installation Headdress)

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The commander-in-chief of the Bamum military is known as the tu panka (tu meaning ‘head’, pa meaning ‘persons’ and nka meaning ‘barrier’). The role of the tu panka is to led his army to war...


Ki (Smoking Pipe)

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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...


Nimba (Fertility Headdress)

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During important harvest festivals, weddings, funerals and celebrations to honour village guests and ancestors, a d’mba (also called nimba or yamban; meaning ‘the universal mother’) headdress is carried on...


Mboko (Female Bowl-Bearing Figure)

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The Luba typically turn to a bilumbu (diviner) when seeking identification of an illness or misfortune. It is the bilumbu’s responsibility liaise with the spirit world to identify the cause of the aliment and recommend a...