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Bangubangu

Bangubangu

Bangubangu Types of Art The Bangubangu carve freestanding anthropomorphic sculptures, which are characterized by coffee bean shaped eyes and pointed b…
Bembe

Bembe

HISTORY The Bembe originate from the northwest forests of Democratic Republic of the Congo. They are representative of numerous ethnic traditions incl…
Bushoong

Bushoong

BUSHOONG TYPES OF ART As might be expected, art that can be directly attributed to the Bushoong is almost always used to validate rule. Ndop …
Chokwe

Chokwe

Chokwe TYPES OF ART The Chokwe are well known for art objects produced to celebrate and validate the royal court. These objects include ornately carve…
Hemba

Hemba

Hemba TYPES OF ART The artistic style of the Hemba is very similar to that of the Luba, as many of their forms are borrowed. Art often results from th…
Holoholo

Holoholo

Holoholo   TYPES OF ART The confluence of ethnic groups that resulted in Holoholo identity is reflected in their art, which incorporates many div…
Kongo

Kongo

Kongo TYPES OF ART The most prolific art form from this area is the nkisi objects, which come in all shapes, mediums, and sizes. The stratif…
Kuba

Kuba

KUBA TYPES OF ART Aside from beautiful cloth, the Kuba also produce carved wooden masks and figures. They also carve headrests, divination oracles, an…
Kusu

Kusu

KUSU TYPES OF ART Much of Kusu sculpture is comparable to their neighbors, from the Lubaized chief's stools and Songye-like power figures, to the Hemb…
Lega

Lega

LEGA   TYPES OF ART The Bwami society is the context for the production of most Lega art work, which includes ivory and wooden statuettes and mas…
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