The art and craft of Mambila Village Warwar
Department of Geography, Teacher's College, Mubi
Unpublished Local Study
Warwar: Donga R = Gur
Collective ward hunts. Annual fishing party following sacrifice by leader
Origin Kimi near Banyo. knife = bun spear guwal hoe vun iron rattle kuzang-
anklets for juju
22 some special clay pots used for religion.
23 Shrine gir.
Made from spceial sticky mud like clay, and dug from deep under ground. Each
ward must have its own. During juju men inside, women outside. Drums juwa
Used to be a special drum only used to signal death of old men. Others used to
signal war etc.
28 idols put on outside of juju house to mark it. "This
product is for distant trade, people from Western Cameroon and Jos mission
used to go and buy it and take it to their country or town, and mostly for
local use and trade."
40 Juju head made in dry season - rain must not touch it
else it will loose its owers.
59 Play jujus appear during weeding and
harvesting of maize - and will chase women and children.
65 Smiths bury the
dead! Children of smiths and their daughters are smiths! rattle khusiar (with
gourd base) bati - spheroid
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