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Mangbetu people live in Central Africa, in northeastern Congo. The name Mangbetu refers, strictly speaking, only to the aristocracy, which i.

Africa | A Bangala woman from Makanza DR Congo (then Belgian Congo). ca. 1900 - 1939 || © Mark Rykoff

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The Mangbetu are a people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They had a very strange tradition - skull elongation, which was a status symbol among the Mangbetu ruling classes at the beginning of the century and was later emulated by neighboring groups, evolved into a common ideal of beauty among the peoples of the northeastern Congo. This tradition survived until the 1950s, when it was outlawed by the Belgian government.

Mangbetu people live in Central Africa, in northeastern Congo. The name Mangbetu refers, strictly speaking, only to the aristocracy, which i.

‘Lipombo’, the custom of skull elongation, which was a status symbol among the Mangbetu ruling classes at the beginning of the century and was later emulated by neighboring groups, evolved into a common ideal of beauty among the peoples of the northeastern Congo.   At birth the heads of  babies’ were tightly wrapped with cloth in order to give their heads the streamlined look.

Elongated Heads In The 20th Century: The Mangbetu Of Congo In Africa

Africa | Mother and child.  Wando village.  Congo. ca. 1925 | ©RMN / Jean-Gilles Berizzi {Haardt Fund; Citroen Mission}

Africa | Mother and child. Wando village. Congo. ca. 1925 | ©RMN / Jean-Gilles Berizzi {Haardt Fund; Citroen Mission}

The Mangbetu had a distinctive look and this was partly due to their elongated heads. At birth the heads of  babies’  were tightly wrapped with cloth in order to give their heads the streamlined look. The practice began dying out in the 1950s with the arrival of more Europeans and westernization. Because of this distinctive look, it is easy to recognize Mangbetu figures in African art. http://afritorial.com/tribe-the-mangbetu/

Der dunkle Erdteil: Afrika, Landschaft / Volksleben The dark continent : Africa, the landscape and the people by Hugo Adolf Bernatzik on Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Elongated Skulls Discovered | Mass Alien Grave in Mexico ?, page 1[sadly seems this innocent little baby has exopthalmos from too vigorous binding]  @:=(

Artificial cranial deformation, head flattening, or head binding is a form of…

Africa | Young Dinka Man | © Jean-Baptiste Sevette. #Africa #African #Dinka

Africa | Young Dinka Man | © Jean-Baptiste Sevette. #Africa #African #Dinka

TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: MANGBETU PEOPLE: THE FAMOUS FASHIONABLE HAIR-STYLISH CONGOLESE (AFRICAN) TRIBE THAT PRACTICED LIPOMBO (HEAD ELONGATION) CUSTOMS.

Mangbetu people live in Central Africa, in northeastern Congo. The name Mangbetu refers, strictly speaking, only to the aristocracy, which i.

1900-1910. Mode Museum, Antwerp.

1900-1910. Mode Museum, Antwerp.

According to a TrustLaw Women poll of 213 gender experts from five continents, being a woman in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, I

Infographie According to a TrustLaw Women poll of 213 gender experts from five continents, being a woman in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, I

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