Esra Çınar

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Understanding Minkisi-minkondé, lower Congo region.

They are from the African tradition of spirits within little wooden power objects called "Nkisi" An Nkisi has not been featured in Animation since Kirikou!

Kongo male power figure (nkisi), wood and other materials, from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th–20th century; in the Metropolitan...

Kongo male power figure (nkisi), wood and other materials, from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, century; in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Kongo Nail Power Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo | lot | Sotheby's

the fact that they continue to sell our stolen legacy and our cultures- literally at auction- while demonizing them sickens me.Kongo Nail Power Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Africa | Mask ~ kifwebe ~ and costume from the Songye or Luba people of DR Congo | Late 19th to early 20th century | Wood, paint, fiber, cane and gut

Africa | Mask ~ kifwebe ~ and costume from the Songye or Luba people of DR Congo | Late 19th to early 20th century | Wood, paint, fiber, cane and gut

Africa | "Mwana Pwo' mask from the Chokwe people of Angola | Wood, carved corn row coiffure, plaited vegetal fiber, copper earrings | ca late 19th to early 20th century

Africa | "Mwana Pwo' mask from the Chokwe people of Angola | Wood, carved corn row coiffure, plaited vegetal fiber, copper earrings | ca late 19th to early 20th century