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The Afrika Collection: Biombo


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The Biombo mask is one of the most ancient African masks known to man. It is most commonly seen through a number of religious rituals, within hundreds of tribes across the continent. The distinguishing feature this mask has is it’s traditional craftsmanship. The art of mask making in Africa is not a skill aquired by everyone, but rather passed down from generation to generation through a very specific selection method. It is thought that those who craft these masks have a special connection with the spirits. Traditionally carved into wood, the Biombo mask appears in many different variations across Africa. The mask itself references and is inspired by humanistic features such as the hair style typical of the Congo.

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BIOMBO 2


The Biombo mask is one of the most ancient African masks known to man. It is most commonly seen through a number of religious rituals, within hundreds of tribes across the continent. The distinguishing feature this mask has is it’s traditional craftsmanship. The art of mask making in Africa is not a skill aquired by everyone, but rather passed down from generation to generation through a very specific selection method. It is thought that those who craft these masks have a special connection with the spirits. Traditionally carved into wood, the Biombo mask appears in many different variations across Africa. The mask itself references and is inspired by humanistic features such as the hair style typical of the Congo.

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Zimbabwe was once the breadbasket of southern Africa. However, for a number of years, economic and political problems have compounded the impact of drought for ordinary rural communities. Millions of people have been faced with dwindling food supplies and rocketing prices. Families have been going hungry. Even when the rain arrives, the ongoing lack of support for farmers and lack of affordable seeds and fertiliser means that the country can only meet around 25 per cent of its needs. But Oxfam is working with the UN’s World Food Programme to help feed more than 253,000 people in three districts of Midlands province, one of the most hard-hit areas of the country. We have distributed rations for the month of 10kg of maize (which forms the staple of the Zimbabwean diet) per person plus 1 kg of pulses and 0,45 litres of cooking oil. For people like Sindire Jiri these staple rations are more than welcome: “I can now feed my family. I’m so happy. We’ve only had one proper meal in the last three days. The rest of the time we’ve eaten wild fruits and vegetables that aren’t even ripe.” In addition to dealing with the immediate needs, Oxfam has also been helping to provide seeds for winter cropping, fertiliser and pushing for greater investment in agriculture to prevent a future crisis. 4


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Zimbabwe was once the breadbasket of southern Africa. However, for a number of years, economic and political problems have compounded the impact of drought for ordinary rural communities. Millions of people have been faced with dwindling food supplies and rocketing prices. Families have been going hungry. Even when the rain arrives, the ongoing lack of support for farmers and lack of affordable seeds and fertiliser means that the country can only meet around 25 per cent of its needs. But Oxfam is working with the UN’s World Food Programme to help feed more than 253,000 people in three districts of Midlands province, one of the most hard-hit areas of the country. We have distributed rations for the month of 10kg of maize (which forms the staple of the Zimbabwean diet) per person plus 1 kg of pulses and 0,45 litres of cooking oil. For people like Sindire Jiri these staple rations are more than welcome: “I can now feed my family. I’m so happy. We’ve only had one proper meal in the last three days. The rest of the time we’ve eaten wild fruits and vegetables that aren’t even ripe.” In addition to dealing with the immediate needs, Oxfam has also been helping to provide seeds for winter cropping, fertiliser and pushing for greater investment in agriculture to prevent a future crisis. 4


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Qua L. Rarion se adhui ius converte, con ditistraes ia notemum inat vivivir itervignon ta issePostrum tat, vidium coenimo villesta vividi scio us ine cotandam.

Qua L. Rarion se adhui ius converte, con ditistraes ia notemum inat vivivir itervignon ta issePostrum tat, vidium coenimo villesta vividi scio us ine cotandam.

Qua L. Rario ius conve ditistraes ia inat vivivir it issePostrum coenimo vi scio us ine c

LULUA

LIGBI

WOYO

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on se adhui erte, con a notemum tervignon ta tat, vidium illesta vividi cotandam.

Qua L. Rarion se adhui ius converte, con ditistraes ia notemum inat vivivir itervignon ta issePostrum tat, vidium coenimo villesta vividi scio us ine cotandam.

Qua L. Rarion se adhui ius converte, con ditistraes ia notemum inat vivivir itervignon ta issePostrum tat, vidium coenimo villesta vividi scio us ine cotandam.

PANYA NGIOMBE

SENUFO

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Don’t stop with Biombo. There are five other figures for you to collect, all in aid of African relief.

Qua L. Rarion se adhui ius converte, con ditistraes ia notemum inat vivivir itervignon ta issePostrum tat, vidium coenimo villesta vividi.

LIGBI 6

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Qua L. Rarion se adhui ius converte, con ditistraes ia notemum inat vivivir itervignon ta issePostrum tat, vidium coenimo villesta vividi.

SENUFO

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Qua L. Rario ius conve ditistraes ia inat vivivir ite issePostrum coenimo vil

LULUA


on se adhui erte, con a notemum ervignon ta m tat, vidium llesta vividi.

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Qua L. Rarion se adhui ius converte, con ditistraes ia notemum inat vivivir itervignon ta issePostrum tat, vidium coenimo villesta vividi.

WOYO

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Qua L. Rarion se adhui ius converte, con ditistraes ia notemum inat vivivir itervignon ta issePostrum tat, vidium coenimo villesta vividi.

PANYA NGIOMBE

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Don’t stop with Biombo. There are five other figures for you to collect.

Qua L. Rarion se adhui ius converte, con ditistraes ia notemum inat vivivir itervignon ta issePostrum tat, vidium coenimo villesta vividi.

Qua L. Rarion se adhui ius converte, con ditistraes ia notemum inat vivivir itervignon ta issePostrum tat, vidium coenimo villesta vividi.

Qua L. Rario ius conve ditistraes ia inat vivivir ite issePostrum coenimo vil

SENUFO 3/6

LIGBI 2/6

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LULUA 4/6


on se adhui erte, con a notemum ervignon ta m tat, vidium llesta vividi.

Qua L. Rarion se adhui ius converte, con ditistraes ia notemum inat vivivir itervignon ta issePostrum tat, vidium coenimo villesta vividi.

Qua L. Rarion se adhui ius converte, con ditistraes ia notemum inat vivivir itervignon ta issePostrum tat, vidium coenimo villesta vividi.

WOYO 5/6

PANYA NGIOMBE 6/6

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