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Salampasu

Salampasu

SALAMPASU (ASALAMPASU, BASALAMPASU, MPASU) Democratic Republic of the Congo The 60,000 Salampasu people live east of the Kasai River, on the frontier …
Songye

Songye

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JakD8YhoW0 SONGYE     TYPES OF ART There are numerous mask styles associated with the Songye. Power objects…
Suku

Suku

SUKU TYPES OF ART Various wooden sculptures are made, extending from religious and magical figures to everyday status items, such as elegantly carved …
Tabwa

Tabwa

TABWA TYPES OF ART Tabwa carvers produce many beautiful utilitarian objects such as combs, drums, and bellows, but also produce sculpted figures repre…
Woyo

Woyo

WOYO TYPES OF ART Woyo sculpture shows the influence of their Kongo neighbors, while remaining stylistically distinct. Numerous types of figural sculp…
Yaka

Yaka

YAKA TYPES OF ART Both mbwoolo sculptures and a type of carved slit drum known as a mukoku are used by ritual specialists. Mukoku help in the divinati…
Yombe

Yombe

YOMBE TYPES OF ART Some of the most spectacular Yombe pieces are the nkisi nkonde figures described below. They also carve masks and drums to be used …
Zande

Zande

The word azande means "the people who possess much land." This relates to their history as conquering warriors. The Zande migrated during th…
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