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circa 1910
Southwestern Songye (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
bird claws, feathers and wings, metal, gourd, snakeskin, split cane, dried seeds, and wood
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20th century
Yaka; Suku
wood, raffia, feathers, cloth, and twigs
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circa 1940
Songye
wood, civet and monkey skin, woven vegetable fiber, feathers, seed pods, animal teeth, antelope horns, glass beads, metal
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circa 1850
Songye; Kalebwe
wood, vegetable fiber, animal skin, glass, beads, seed pod, metal, calabash, kaolin (white clay), and resin
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Early to mid-20th century
Kongo
wood and paint
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Early to mid-20th century
Kongo
wood with beads, cloth and twine
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circa 1920
Yaka
wood
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circa 1880
Luba
wood, china beads, and string
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circa 1890
Songye
wood, copper, metal tacks, leather, snakeskin, raffia, and vegetable fiber cloth
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circa 1930
Songye
wood, animal skin, teeth, claws, seeds, beads, shells, vegetable fiber, and metal
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circa 1930
Songye
gourd with vegetable, animal, and mineral materials, cigarette butts, white kaolin, earth, wood, and natural fibers
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