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The Meaningful and Mysterious World of Luba Art

Have you ever seen a piece of Luba art and been completely blown away by its beauty? If so, you're not alone. If not, then boy are you in for a wonderful ride! This unique form of African art is characterized by its intricate designs and mysterious symbolism. The woman symbolism. The image of women in Luba art is elaborated in infinite variations, marking the significance of each object: statuette, spear, or calabash, which connect kings and leaders to their gods. As a sacred theme, the woman is omnipresent in a symbolic universe that exalts her, and idealizes her. How awesome is that?! Source While the meaning behind Luba art is often difficult to decipher, that doesn't stop people from trying....

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Deciphering the African Mudcloth’s Secret Motifs

I knew the secret decoding of the fabric from the Garden of Eden would send you spiraling for a good read! Well, if a good read is what you are looking for, the an amazing read is what you will get! Let’s admit. The craze about the African continent has been nothing but insane! Africa has always been a continent of mystery and intrigue. It was the birthplace of humanity, the cradle of civilization, and the last place on earth to be colonized by Europeans. As a result, it’s often been a place of fascination for outsiders. From the land, to the minerals, to the history, to the culture. It isn’t called the Garden of Eden for nothing! Now that...

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