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Awale

 

The game of awalé is one of oldest of known games of strategy. It is an essential representative of the subtlety of the African culture.

DAN (Ivory Coast)

 

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Big ceremonial spoon (wa ke mia)

BAOULE (Ivory Coast)

 

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 " Big and large ceremonial spoons that feminine association representatives exhibit proudly at the time of masquerades and such festivities the " Feast of the Merit " or the " Feast of Cows ". Exclusive property of the woman judged most hospitable of the village, these objects of prestige and pride become then the pretext to the artistic creations of most original. The extremity of their sleeve ornaments himself or even to leisure of a feminine face, midget retort of cannons of the statuary dan, of a head of ram or cow, more rarely one-handed, allusion to the generous distribution of rice done by their owner ".

DAN (Ivory Coast)

 

Pot to ruination in bronze (kuduo)

ASHANTE (Ghana)

 

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 Pot to tobacco

??? (Ivory Coast)

 

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Double spoons to reversed dishes

TUTSI (Burundi)

 

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 Support-nape

??? (Kenya)

 

 


"A man who pays respect to the great, paves the way for his own greatness "

(Nigeria: Igbo proverb)