Tag: African Art

Divination Among African Tribal Groups

This article is about African divination. Divination is used to help interpret situations that need to be dealt with and choices that need to be made. Its purpose is to define the meaning from the invisible from harmonious and conflicting relationships with the deities, spirits, and ancestors. The most common divination techniques include throwing objects… Read more »

The Mangbetu People and their Pottery

Background Mangbetu are a tribal group of people living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the Orientale Province. They speak a language called kingbetu, part of the regional Lingala language (a member of the Central Sudanic linguistic family). The Mangbetu call their language Nemangbetu. (1) The Mangbetu are well known for their highly… Read more »