Bakutu Women with Konga - leg jewellery. Open cuff worn over the tibia and lined with ankle-padding. (Photo by Lamote from 'Office de l 'information du Congo Belge', 1958. Province: Equateur region: Tshuapa, Zone: Boende). In the literature the 'Konga' is clearly identified as a characteristic shaped leg-decoration which had a monetary function . It is clear that the Bakutu are part of the great Mongo group in the Congo Basin.
15 Print C1920 Congo Adornment People Scar Wizardry Congoland Old Original
Africa | Belgian Congo. ca. 1920 Photo J H Harris | Image and text taken from the publication "People of All Nations; their life story today and the story of their past". Edited by J A Hammerton.