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Africa | Nyim Kot a-Mbweeky III wearing royal dress 'Bwaantshy'; royal headdress known as 'Ntshuum Aniym'; necklace 'Lashyaash' made of leopard teeth; sword 'Mbombaam'; lance 'Mbwoom Ambady'; drums of reign 'Pelambish'; basket 'Kweemishaam'l' and other items of royal adornment.  DR Congo, 1971 | ©Eliot Elisofon

The Pelambish (Royal Drum) - Nyim Kot a-Mbweeky III and his royal drums. Drums can represents social statues in Africa. The royal drums are only played in ceremonies involving a chief or a king.

vintagecongo: “Kuba Nyim (ruler) Kot a Mbweeky III photos by Eliot Elisofon, Daniel Lainé and Angelo Turconi “His name: Kwεt áMbwε'ky René (III): aka Køt áMbwε'ky. Most full names consist of three...

vintagecongo: “Kuba Nyim (ruler) Kot a Mbweeky III photos by Eliot Elisofon, Daniel Lainé and Angelo Turconi “His name: Kwεt áMbwε'ky René (III): aka Køt áMbwε'ky. Most full names consist of three.

nigerianostalgia:   Yoruba farmer, with his family members, removing seeds from cocoa podsAdamo village, Nigeria.(1959) Click for more Vintage Nigerian photos

Yoruba farmer and family removing seeds from cocoa pods, Adamo village, Nigeria, 1959

Africa | Charging Maasai Warriors; during the Eunoto ceremony, warriors charge about the ceremonial circle, or manyatta, blowing long horns and carrying buffalo-hide shields.  Kenya, 1995 | ©Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher. Publication "African Ceremonies"

during the Eunoto ceremony, warriors charge about the ceremonial circle, or manyatta, blowing long horns and carrying buffalo-hide shields.

Africa | Traditional headdress worn by Senoufo Dancers, Ivory Coast | Photo taken in in Odienné, Denguélé, Ivory Coast, | © Georges Courreges

Traditional headdress worn by Senoufo Dancers, Ivory Coast. Photo taken in in Odienné, Denguélé, Ivory Coast.

Kuba Nyim (ruler) Kot a-Mbweeky III, in state dress, Mushenge, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Kuba Nyim (ruler) Kot a-Mbweeky III, in state dress, Mushenge, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Africa | Extensive regalia worn by titled Kuba soldier known as Iyol, Bungamba village, DR Congo | ©Eliot Elisofon. 1970

Extensive regalia worn by titled Kuba soldier, Bungamba village, DR Congo by Eliot Elisofon

© 2018 Fowler Museum. All Rights Reserved www.fowler.ucla.edu A senior woman in the family of the owner of this sculpture (Ekotame) demonstrates how the sculpture would be carried during special events. Photograph by Sidney Littlefield Kasfir, Otukp’icho village, 1977

© 2018 Fowler Museum. All Rights Reserved www.fowler.ucla.edu A senior woman in the family of the owner of this sculpture (Ekotame) demonstrates how the sculpture would be carried during special events. Photograph by Sidney Littlefield Kasfir, Otukp’icho village, 1977

Africa | The King of the Kuba, accompanied by several men from his tribe, wears an elaborate white ceremonial outfit. Belgian Congo (now DR Congo). ca. 1950 | © Otto Lang

Africa | The King of the Kuba, accompanied by several men from his tribe, wears an elaborate white ceremonial outfit. Belgian Congo (now DR Congo). ca. 1950 | © Otto Lang

Ethiopia: - coffee ceremony by the type of her tradtional dress most-likely from Gonder or Wolo region

If you want an honost to goodness real cup of coffee, go see Amsala. Ethiopia: - coffee ceremony by the type of her tradtional dress most-likely from Gonder or Wolo region

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