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Nankani compound, Ghana
Doll  (biiga), Burkina Faso
Yoruba Twin Figures  (ere Ibeji)
 
Initiation wall panels, Congo
 
Bwa Masks, Burkina Faso
Temne Nowo masquerade with attendants
Bwami  Mask  (lukwakongo)
Kongo Power figure  (nkisi nkonde)
 
Baule Spirit spouse (blolo bla) Ivory coast
 
Finial of  a spokesperson’s staff ( okyeame poma )
Adinkra Symbols, Ghana
Kente c loth
 
 
<ul><li>black -- maturation, intensified spiritual energy </li></ul><ul><li>blue -- peacefulness, harmony and love </li></...
Decorated building (sleeping room for  nyim)  in the royal compound of the Kuba Nyim
Kuba Nyim
Mbop Mabiinc Mambeky Kuba peoples
Ise Veranda Posts, Nigeria
Palace Door, Nigeria
Kanaga and rabbit masquerade figures at Dama
 
 
Inuba entering the community for funeral performance in the company of senior titleholders
Fang Reliquary guardian , Gabon
 
Altar  (Asen), Benin
El Anatsui
Divination basket  (Ngombo)
 
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28 Africa

  1. 9. Nankani compound, Ghana
  2. 10. Doll (biiga), Burkina Faso
  3. 11. Yoruba Twin Figures (ere Ibeji)
  4. 13. Initiation wall panels, Congo
  5. 15. Bwa Masks, Burkina Faso
  6. 16. Temne Nowo masquerade with attendants
  7. 17. Bwami Mask (lukwakongo)
  8. 18. Kongo Power figure (nkisi nkonde)
  9. 20. Baule Spirit spouse (blolo bla) Ivory coast
  10. 22. Finial of a spokesperson’s staff ( okyeame poma )
  11. 23. Adinkra Symbols, Ghana
  12. 24. Kente c loth
  13. 27. <ul><li>black -- maturation, intensified spiritual energy </li></ul><ul><li>blue -- peacefulness, harmony and love </li></ul><ul><li>green -- vegetation, planting, harvesting, growth, spiritual renewal </li></ul><ul><li>gold -- royalty, wealth, high status, glory, spiritual purity </li></ul><ul><li>grey -- healing and cleansing rituals; associated with ash </li></ul><ul><li>maroon -- the color of mother earth; associated with healing </li></ul><ul><li>pink -- assoc. with the female essence of life; a mild, gentle aspect of red </li></ul><ul><li>purple -- assoc. with feminine aspects of life; usually worn by women </li></ul><ul><li>red -- political and spiritual moods; bloodshed; sacrificial rites and death. </li></ul><ul><li>silver -- serenity, purity, joy; assoc. with the moon </li></ul><ul><li>white -- purification, sanctification rites and festive occasions </li></ul><ul><li>yellow -- preciousness, royalty, wealth, fertility </li></ul>Kente Cloth Color Symbolism
  14. 28. Decorated building (sleeping room for nyim) in the royal compound of the Kuba Nyim
  15. 29. Kuba Nyim
  16. 30. Mbop Mabiinc Mambeky Kuba peoples
  17. 31. Ise Veranda Posts, Nigeria
  18. 32. Palace Door, Nigeria
  19. 33. Kanaga and rabbit masquerade figures at Dama
  20. 36. Inuba entering the community for funeral performance in the company of senior titleholders
  21. 37. Fang Reliquary guardian , Gabon
  22. 39. Altar (Asen), Benin
  23. 40. El Anatsui
  24. 41. Divination basket (Ngombo)

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