Kusu
Kusu history is shared with the Nkutshu and Tetela, all of whom came from the northwest of their current location and share a Mongo-Kundu origin. Their first movement was southward, then they moved back north through Luba, Songye, and Hemba territory, acquiring social customs and learning artistic styles along the way. Once arrived in their new location they split into two major factions divided into north and south—they then further divided into smaller groups, which remain largely separated and independent to this day due to their geographic isolation. The groups in the south have been more influenced by the Songye and the Luba, which is evident in their sculpture styles.

  • Kusu ITEM #: 4027 ETHNICITY: Kusu ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo KUSU BOLOKO CURRENCY: This kusu boloko currency served as pieces of currency in the Congo. They were used for rare, but major transactions.
     
  • Kusu ITEM #: 4029 ETHNICITY: Mbole ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo MBOLE CURRENCY ANKLET: This Kusu Boloko currency form, served as pieces of currency in the Congo. They were used for rare, but major transactions.
     
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    Kusu Boloko Currency

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    Kusu ITEM #: 4032 ETHNICITY: Mbole ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo MBOLE CURRENCY ANKLET: This Kusu Boloko currency form, served as pieces of currency in the Congo. They were used for rare, but major transactions.
     

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