Need information on pottery traditions

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By Alexander SMITH ( - on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 7:40 am: Edit Post

Hello to all.
I am looking for information of pottery related to traditional religions (I am writting a paper on the history of these tradition sin Africa). In some area's of sub-saharan Africa, people use special pots (generaly decorated with little "appliqué buttons") to store sacred things or to perform certain rituals. I have particularly few information for central Africa. If some of you me send me some information I would be gratefull.
Info required should include the:
- Ethnic / linguistic / clanic affiliation of the users and informants.
- General description of the vessel(s). A picture is fantastic.
- Are these pots made in specific conditions?
- How are they used?
For further info and contact use the attched adresse.
Many thanks in advance,

By DR. Nkamany Kabamba ( on Sunday, August 09, 2009 - 11:11 pm: Edit Post


I am looking for photos of Luputa City in DRCongo, former Zaire and former Belgian Congo

1. Jewish City

2. Postoffice

3. Train Station

4. Airport

5. Etc.

Please send at

For further info, please contact me at the address beloww

Dr Nkamany Kabamba
12340 SW 109 Terrace
Miami, Florida 33186

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