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Africa | Mask from the Chokwe people of DR Congo, Angola or Zambia | Wood, raffia, cloth, metal, rope | ca. early 20th century

Africa | Mask from the Yaka people of DR Congo | Wood, polychrome paint, rattan bonnet, grass fiber cuff

Africa | Fertility doll "gimwane" from the Ntwani people of South Africa | Wood, plant fibers, beads, buttons, cloth || The Ntwani are a subgroup of the Sotho living near by the Ndebele in the Transvaal. The influence of the neighbours shows up in the beaded bracelets wrapped around the dolls hips.