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date: 16 July 2020


  • Ferdinand J. de Hen


Whistle of the Luba people of Shaba province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is made of animal horn, 8 to 10 cm long, and used in hunting. Magical materials are placed inside the horn to protect or assist the hunter. On discovering the tracks of an antelope, the hunter blows his whistle, imitating the sound of the fawn....

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