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  • Life in the Cameroon Grasslands, Page 1 - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
    Luba Art and Divination Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang 1902 1906 Masquerades Among the Dan People Mbari Art as Process in Igboland Military Arts of the Fante Nature Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger Sculpture of the Bamana Jo Society Signs and Symbols in African Art Graphic Patterns in Burkina Faso Textiles in Mali The Art of Burkina Faso The Status of Dogon Visual Culture Visual Symbols of Self South Sotho Arts and Initiation Weaving in Southern Nigeria Women s Art and Initiation in Mendeland Yoruba Gelede Masquerade Young Women in Contemporary Zulu Society Life in the Cameroon Grasslands by Hans Joachim Koloss 1938 2013 Formerly Museum für Völkerkunde The royal palace in Oku with the king and notables during a ceremony Northwest Province of Cameroon Photo by Hans Joachim Koloss Everywhere in the Cameroon Grasslands the palaces are not only the biggest and most important buildings but also the political and religious center of the kingdom One part of the palace in Oku it consists of more than 50 houses belongs to the king another to his wives The third part is the compound of Kwifon the mighty secret society

    Original URL path: https://africa.uima.uiowa.edu/topic-essays/show/12 (2016-02-13)
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  • Luba Art and Divination, Page 1 - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
    the Cameroon Grasslands Luba Art and Divination Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang 1902 1906 Masquerades Among the Dan People Mbari Art as Process in Igboland Military Arts of the Fante Nature Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger Sculpture of the Bamana Jo Society Signs and Symbols in African Art Graphic Patterns in Burkina Faso Textiles in Mali The Art of Burkina Faso The Status of Dogon Visual Culture Visual Symbols of Self South Sotho Arts and Initiation Weaving in Southern Nigeria Women s Art and Initiation in Mendeland Yoruba Gelede Masquerade Young Women in Contemporary Zulu Society Luba Art and Divination by Mary Nooter Roberts University of California Los Angeles A Mwadi spirit was the incarnation of the King Kasongo Niembo who died in 1933 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1970s Photo by Thomas Q Reefe Submitted by Mary Nooter Roberts When a Luba king died his spirit was incarnated by a female spirit medium whose title was Mwadi Luba people say that only a woman s body is strong enough to hold a spirit as powerful as that of a king which is why sculpture dedicated to kingship is almost

    Original URL path: https://africa.uima.uiowa.edu/topic-essays/show/23 (2016-02-13)
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  • Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang, 1902-1906, Page 1 - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
    and Brass Bangles Ifa Divination Igbo Art in Social Context Islam and Islamic Arts in Africa Komo among Tagwa Senufo Peoples in Southwest Burkina Faso Kuba Art and Rule Life in the Cameroon Grasslands Luba Art and Divination Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang 1902 1906 Masquerades Among the Dan People Mbari Art as Process in Igboland Military Arts of the Fante Nature Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger Sculpture of the Bamana Jo Society Signs and Symbols in African Art Graphic Patterns in Burkina Faso Textiles in Mali The Art of Burkina Faso The Status of Dogon Visual Culture Visual Symbols of Self South Sotho Arts and Initiation Weaving in Southern Nigeria Women s Art and Initiation in Mendeland Yoruba Gelede Masquerade Young Women in Contemporary Zulu Society Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang 1902 1906 by Enid Schildkrout Museum for African Art formerly American Museum of Natural History King Munza of Mangbetu peoples Democratic Republic of the Congo Drawing by Georg Schweinfurth When Westerners first visited the region now called northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo they brought back elaborate accounts of the peoples living there The first European description of

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  • Masquerades Among the Dan People, Page 1 - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
    Social Context Islam and Islamic Arts in Africa Komo among Tagwa Senufo Peoples in Southwest Burkina Faso Kuba Art and Rule Life in the Cameroon Grasslands Luba Art and Divination Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang 1902 1906 Masquerades Among the Dan People Mbari Art as Process in Igboland Military Arts of the Fante Nature Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger Sculpture of the Bamana Jo Society Signs and Symbols in African Art Graphic Patterns in Burkina Faso Textiles in Mali The Art of Burkina Faso The Status of Dogon Visual Culture Visual Symbols of Self South Sotho Arts and Initiation Weaving in Southern Nigeria Women s Art and Initiation in Mendeland Yoruba Gelede Masquerade Young Women in Contemporary Zulu Society Masquerades Among the Dan People by William Siegmann 1943 2011 Formerly The Brooklyn Museum Mask Dan peoples village of Nyor Diaple Liberia February 1986 Photo by William Siegmann The Dan people live in the western part of Côte d Ivoire Ivory Coast and eastern Liberia and are widely known for the wide variety of masks that are central to their cultural life and social organization For the Dan a mask is

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  • Mbari: Art as Process in Igboland, Page 1 - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
    and Brass Bangles Ifa Divination Igbo Art in Social Context Islam and Islamic Arts in Africa Komo among Tagwa Senufo Peoples in Southwest Burkina Faso Kuba Art and Rule Life in the Cameroon Grasslands Luba Art and Divination Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang 1902 1906 Masquerades Among the Dan People Mbari Art as Process in Igboland Military Arts of the Fante Nature Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger Sculpture of the Bamana Jo Society Signs and Symbols in African Art Graphic Patterns in Burkina Faso Textiles in Mali The Art of Burkina Faso The Status of Dogon Visual Culture Visual Symbols of Self South Sotho Arts and Initiation Weaving in Southern Nigeria Women s Art and Initiation in Mendeland Yoruba Gelede Masquerade Young Women in Contemporary Zulu Society Mbari Art as Process in Igboland by Herbert M Cole Professor Emeritus University of California Santa Barbara Front side of mbari to Obiala by the artist Nnanji Ndiama Obube Ulakwo Imo State Nigeria opened 1959 Photo by Herbert M Cole With thirty three modeled figures surrounding a fully enclosed two story house with stepped buttresses on all four sides this is an average sized mbari for the 1950s Those of the 1930s sometimes had more than two hundred figures of gods people and animals Mbari is life say Owerri Igbo people and larger ones strive to present a selective microcosm a renewed world as a sacrifice to a major deity normally in response to a catastrophe that has been visited upon the community The monument is a merging of architecture sculpture bas relief and painting designed and executed as a work of art as well as a major offering to an unseen but ever present god in this case the goddess of the

    Original URL path: https://africa.uima.uiowa.edu/topic-essays/show/14 (2016-02-13)
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  • Military Arts of the Fante, Page 1 - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
    and Rule Life in the Cameroon Grasslands Luba Art and Divination Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang 1902 1906 Masquerades Among the Dan People Mbari Art as Process in Igboland Military Arts of the Fante Nature Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger Sculpture of the Bamana Jo Society Signs and Symbols in African Art Graphic Patterns in Burkina Faso Textiles in Mali The Art of Burkina Faso The Status of Dogon Visual Culture Visual Symbols of Self South Sotho Arts and Initiation Weaving in Southern Nigeria Women s Art and Initiation in Mendeland Yoruba Gelede Masquerade Young Women in Contemporary Zulu Society Military Arts of the Fante by Doran Ross Formerly Fowler Museum UCLA Posuban cement shrine building and sculpture by Kwamina Amoaku Gomoa Mankesim Fante Ghana 1979 Photo by Doran H Ross Asafo companies are the traditional warrior groups of the Fante peoples of southern Ghana Each state may have from two to fourteen or more companies with as many as seven active groups in a single town Although their military roles have been assumed by the national government the Asafo still perform critical roles in their local communities including guardianship

    Original URL path: https://africa.uima.uiowa.edu/topic-essays/show/9 (2016-02-13)
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  • Nature, Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso, Page 1 - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
    Senufo Peoples in Southwest Burkina Faso Kuba Art and Rule Life in the Cameroon Grasslands Luba Art and Divination Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang 1902 1906 Masquerades Among the Dan People Mbari Art as Process in Igboland Military Arts of the Fante Nature Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger Sculpture of the Bamana Jo Society Signs and Symbols in African Art Graphic Patterns in Burkina Faso Textiles in Mali The Art of Burkina Faso The Status of Dogon Visual Culture Visual Symbols of Self South Sotho Arts and Initiation Weaving in Southern Nigeria Women s Art and Initiation in Mendeland Yoruba Gelede Masquerade Young Women in Contemporary Zulu Society Nature Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso by Christopher D Roy University of Iowa Kassena peoples village of Tiebele Burkina Faso 1984 Photo by Christopher D Roy Most of the peoples of Burkina Faso live in rural farming communities such as this one in which extended families build round or rectangular homes of adobe sun dried brick Several buildings house the women of the family centered on a larger sometimes rectangular house which is the husband s Smaller structures serve as storehouses

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  • Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger, Page 1 - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
    Tagwa Senufo Peoples in Southwest Burkina Faso Kuba Art and Rule Life in the Cameroon Grasslands Luba Art and Divination Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang 1902 1906 Masquerades Among the Dan People Mbari Art as Process in Igboland Military Arts of the Fante Nature Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger Sculpture of the Bamana Jo Society Signs and Symbols in African Art Graphic Patterns in Burkina Faso Textiles in Mali The Art of Burkina Faso The Status of Dogon Visual Culture Visual Symbols of Self South Sotho Arts and Initiation Weaving in Southern Nigeria Women s Art and Initiation in Mendeland Yoruba Gelede Masquerade Young Women in Contemporary Zulu Society Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger by Mary Jo Arnoldi National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Institution Sine the Gazelle Segou Region Mali 1979 Photo by Mary Jo Arnoldi Youth associations in farming and fishing communities throughout the Segou region in Mali celebrate the change of seasons with elaborate puppet masquerade festivals One festival takes place just prior to the rainy season in June which signals the start of the agricultural and fishing seasons Another smaller festival takes place

    Original URL path: https://africa.uima.uiowa.edu/topic-essays/show/22 (2016-02-13)
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