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Ngombe Currency (N° 21293)
Execution knives are also parade weapons, such as this ngulu with an elaborate handle, wrapped in copper ribbons and decorated with tapestry nails.
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In northwestern Zaire, south of the Ubangi,live the 6000 Moswea-Ngombe of Bantu language. Their neighbors are the Ngbandi and the Ngbaka and various banda groups. They knew no god but expected favors from their ancestors, among them health and prosperity. Their throwing knives used for hunting were used as currency.
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