What is nkisi nkondi?



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A nkisi nkondi is a specific type of power figure in which the spirit was activated by hammering a nail into the figure. A nkisi nkondi can act as an oath taking image which is used to resolve verbal disputes or lawsuits (mambu) as well as an avenger (the term nkondi means ' hunter'). Nkondi · Nkisi Nkondi, Congo, c. A nkisi nkondi can act as an oath taking image which is used to resolve verbal disputes or. An nkisi nkondi embodies defensive power and was used to protect a community.



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