Film: 6299

Places + Locations | 1940 | Sound | B/W

Synopsis:

In north of Belgium Congo. The Mangbetu 1940's
Straw hats, smoking, cooking, manioc or cassava roots, green bananas. Chicken coop on stilts. Sugar cane. Fish cleaned on large leaves. Mangbetu head binding produces elongated cone shaped heads. Hair dressing. Facial tattooing. Elephants, tusks and carving. Sawing elephant's tusk in two. Adze. Ivory. Carved figurine. External house decoration. Preparing point. Ivory carving for adornment of musical sound box. Leather stitching. Burn holes in ivory stem for musical pegs. Stringing instrument. Dancing.


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