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The Fabric of Power, Wealth, and Devotion: Clothing and Regalia of the Christian Kongo

CéCile Fromont

in Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618715
eISBN:
9781469618739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618739.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter describes Kongo Christian fashion. The Kongo elite expressed their status as Christian nobles and participants in the Atlantic world by combining local clothing with imported textiles. ... More


Sangamentos: Performing the Advent of Kongo Christianity

CéCile Fromont

in Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618715
eISBN:
9781469618739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618739.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the sangamentos, a performance that gave rhythm to public life in the kingdom of Kongo. The Kongo sangamento evolved in form, nature, and purpose with the beginning of ... More


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