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Bocio (Protective Figure)

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The Fon ethnic group of Benin worship vodun (meaning ‘gods, spirits, ancestors, and deities’) and Mawu (the supreme God) of the Vodun religion. Similar to the Yoruba orisha, the Fon believe that vodun, residing in the...


Ngongo (Initiation Mask)

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The Lwalu (some sources use ‘Lwalwa’) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola are primarily known as mask makers. Sculptors occupy a privileged place in society (such as community chiefs) and are...


Ngongo (Initiation Mask)

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The Lwalu (some sources use ‘Lwalwa’) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola are primarily known as mask makers. Sculptors occupy a privileged place in society (such as community chiefs) and are...


Ngongo (Initiation Mask)

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The Lwalu (some sources use ‘Lwalwa’) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola are primarily known as mask makers. Sculptors occupy a privileged place in society (such as community chiefs) and are...


Nkanda ('Wife of the Day' Mask)

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The Woyo (and Vili) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola, make use of wooden masks,  banana leaf and feather costumes called ndunga. The masks and costumes are worn by members of Bandunga (also called Bakama Ba...


Makunda (Initiation Mask)

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Makunda (also called n-khanda, m-khanda, longwa or nzo longo) is the initiation society used to transition male children into manhood. Yaka boys considered ready for initiation (called tundansi) are taken to a bush camp...