Sona, drawings and geometric figures on sandAngola
Representative List 2023
EN: Muiômo wa Kabinje being drawn
EN: Muiômo wa Kabinje - This design reminds us that those less fortunate should also be treated with humanity. A 'kabinje' (slave) who was sick planted his ancestral cult tree on the adivice of the soothsayer.
EN: Mutwe wa tshikungulu (Bubo africanus) being drawn
EN: Mutwe wa tshikungulu (Bubo africanus) - Schematic rendering of the face of an owl. The owl, which is famous as a healer was called to treat the mouse. Other birds and animals gathered at the ceremony to exorcise the evil spirits afflicting the mouse.
EN: Mukand being drawn in sand
EN: Mukand - The camp of the circumcised boys. The row of dots in the centre represents the circumcised boys. The dots at the top show the protective masks of the ritual; the lower ones the camp guards.
EN: Kashinakaje nyi mwana kemba (old woman and child) being drawn in sand
EN: Kashinakaje nyi mwana kemba (old woman and child) - An old woman, returning from the river without any protection, noticed a child making a skirt with fibres who criticized her. To defend himself from revenge, the child constructed a palisade.
EN: Tshota (temple construction) being built
EN: Tshota (temple construction) - A place the Cokwe build next to the cult tree when setting up a village for use as courthouse, public gathering place and meeting-house