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Throughout eastern Congo a wide variety of figures of this type were made by doctors,"nganga".
Throughout eastern Congo a wide variety of figures of this type were made by doctors,"nganga". Their use could be protective, healing or aggressive depending on the medicinal contents. Country of Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Africa. Culture: Kongo. Date/Period: 19th-20th C. Material Size: Wood, feathers, mirror. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive. Location: 05.