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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Culture From Around The World 4: Africa

What is culture? Culture is the way of life of a people and it includes all of the habits, rituals, celebration, and rights. It also includes the food they eat, the clothes they wear, the method and means of preparing such and their reason for doing what they do; in other words culture include the entire way of life of the people. An understanding of ones culture and the culture of another aids to make us cultured, which is: it shapes our attitudes, behaviors and beliefs; it also affords us characteristic that positively aids and impacts our social and general conduct. So in my effort to contribute to and transform my friend in Bermuda into even more cultured citizens I will take the time to share with you exhibits as is displayed at the Brooklyn Museum. I hope you will share in my experience and quest to be even more cultured.
!9th Century Mukishi Divination Figure This Figure was used for
Divination and protection. Dated: 19th Century

Likishi Dancer Costrume Zambia 19 Centure (Mwana Pwo)

Photo of a Likishi Dancer preforming live

Allan H. F Palmer Stands next to The Likishi Dancer Costume
Power Figures From the Republic Democratic of the Congo
Dated: 19th Century

This Figure Features a Mother Brest feeding her child
this figure is dated: 19th Centure

Congo 19 Century Water pipe A beautiful Smoking aparatas

Congo Female Figures Dated: 19th Centure

Leangci (broad Collar) worn in the Eastern Cape Provence of South Africa
Dated: 19th Century

!9th Century Neck Ornament (Ibheqe or Umphapheni) Wore in The
Kwazuly- Natal Province of South Africa

South African Waistband Worn In The Eastern Cape Providence

The next feature of "culture from around the world" part 5, will take a look at the egyptians obsession with life after death and the lengths they went through to ensure they were prepared for life after death.