Population in the “Territoire Kabare.” See note: Shi note

List of objects collected in-situ mainly by Laure-Marie Biebuyck from women living in the general area of Katana; the women were invited to the Lwiro center to bring objects they wanted to sell: they received either cash or clothing. The objects were all destined for the small museum that was established in 1956/57, museum that combined a large collection of material culture from the Nyanga, with objects collected by DB among various subgroups of the Nande and also among ethnic groups in the area of the Ruwenzori mountain and the Semliki river valley (such as the Mbuba). The list of 120 items was transcribed with tonal indications by Mr. Amato Buuni, on the basis of information given by the women themselves to Laure-Marie and Daniel Biebuyck. The items include knives and other iron tools, vessels (such as calabashes and pottery), bags, and body ornaments, mainly beaded ones.

The museum was a spontaneous creation to illustrate material culture that, in the early 50’s, was slowly disappearing, being replaced, or duplicated. Shi Material Culture