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Fetish from Burkina Faso

The word ‘fetish’ probably brings up some rather saucy mental images to most of our readers. But in anthropology, a ‘fetish’ is an object, which is considered to be imbued with spiritual power or magical potency. This metal spear from Boulon in Burkina Faso might […]

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Pende Mbangu Mask – DR Congo

So, I don’t know about you guys, but often when something bad happens to me, I can’t help but wonder: Why me? Personally, I think the Pende people from DR Congo have come up with an answer that makes just as mush sense as any […]

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