| Marime, John
Falshin, Robertson J.
The arts and crafts of a Mambilla area. Mbamnga
Department of Geography, Teacher's College,
Unpublished Local Study
5 origin kimi.
16 Settled Mbamnga c 1850. Communal hunhting (Nyam
toshini). Juju heads must have drink when they return
from the hunt give to the hunters and recieve the
18 Hiding from eurn in cave/ hole - animal in cave
called Chulh - could not be touched by anyone in cave
else the entrance would close. A man beat it, cave
closed the people in it all died!
19 Village head introduced by Germans - found the
inhabitants in the cave.
22 Smiths medicine = toklah put in fire to melt any
27 6 smiths in Mbamnga, best is Kelbon in Nduga
quarter. His f was a smith.
31 bell = song for religious rites and for mrge
ceremony. mbiap - not clear if this is single bell,
and song is double, or if mbiap = anklet rattles
carried in hand of juju.
32 Carver of jujus = Buba Njalar Time of juju April
36 big drums - specialists in villages of Yambam,
Kabri, Warwar, Kakara and Kuma. Played during juju,
mrge and funneral only. rattles = shushar and bati
from vine called kopgar. Made especially in quarters
of Bal, Mbara, Nguni and Duga. Pottery liquuid
steeped in bark from JARL tree used to "stop pot
cracking" after firing.
52 Stem of pipe from shrub called 'tun'.
57 bags from stem of plant called mbar. 66 "sometimes
if there is no rain for a long interval they will
pretend to call upon the images saying that any
person who hinder rain from falling should die or his
eyes should be blind, and worship the image, instead
of calling may my image bless me he will say that may
juju bless me. Either we like it or not they will be
rain that day."
68 people from Cameroon coming to buy juju do it
secretly in compound, not in market.
70 Carving juju: cut and dry log. Then take leaves +
Jah stone to make colour for decorating it. Jah also
used to decorate the woven costume.
71 Juju time = April jujus from all quarters gather
and dance in the "bell soa". This is followed by
wrestling. Jujus go home in evening - must be
returned to the store same day taken out. 76 smiths
can say anything and eat with everyone.
79 insulting songs = ndull