Tabwa memory board from Congo
  • Tabwa memory board from Congo

Tabwa memory board


African art and divination

Just like the Luba, the Batabwa, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, use objects called memorial or divinatory tablets. They consist of a wooden plank often adorned with a characteristically styled head as seen here. Indeed, the face has the famous scarifications dear to the Tabwa as well as a long headdress, elements found on the statues of ancestors for example.

The diviner, who could be a woman, used this object at the request of a client.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Mid XXth century
31 cm
Ethnic group
Tabwa / Batabwa
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Tribal art collection Belgium

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