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J-9 before @tefaf Maastricht!
Discover as a preview this reliquary figure from Kota People which will be on view on our booth.
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Gabon
19th century
Wood, copper, brass and iron
Height : 41 cm – 16,15’’
📸 #FlorianJoye
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💥 SAVE THE DATE 💥
TEFAF MAASTRICHT
Booth 615
7-15 March at MECC

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. J-9 before @tefaf Maastricht! Discover as a preview this reliquary figure from Kota People which will be on view on our booth. ~
Gabon
19th century
Wood, copper, brass and iron Height : 41 cm – 16,15’’ 📸 #FlorianJoye . 💥 SAVE THE DATE 💥 TEFAF MAASTRICHT Booth 615 7-15 March at MECC #galeriebernarddulon #tefaf #tefafmasstricht #tefafartfair #tribalart #reliquaryfigure #kotapeople #gabon #africanart #artcurator #artadvisor
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

Handmade word wood album available😊❤ Dm to book your today❤😊
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"I love our story. Sure it's messy, but it's the story that got us here."❤❤ Create your wall of memory today with  me❤❤ For more details message🍫
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"I love our story. Sure it's messy, but it's the story that got us here."❤❤ Create your wall of memory today with me❤❤ For more details message🍫 Contact-7737595795,9829012807 INSTA-@guddan_longwani10 FACEBOOK-guddan longwani #bhilwarapeople#bhilwara#bhilwara_diaries#bhilwarawale#jaipur#jaipurpeople#jaipurdiaries#udaipur#udaipurdairies#udaipurpeople#jodhpur#jodhpurdairies#jodhpurpeople#kota#kotadairies#kotapeople#beawer#ajmer#barmer#like#share#comment#follow#valentinesday#valentines#love#life#happiness#couplegoals#couple#
You give me shelter, when I need to take a rest and hide from the outside world. You give me comfort, when I'm exhausted and distressed. You give me hugs and kisses when I need some tenderness and care. You give me everything I need in this life, and I wish it would never end.❤😘 Suprise him with this folding card❤
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You give me shelter, when I need to take a rest and hide from the outside world. You give me comfort, when I'm exhausted and distressed. You give me hugs and kisses when I need some tenderness and care. You give me everything I need in this life, and I wish it would never end.❤😘 Suprise him with this folding card❤ Make your guy feel more special💐🥳🎁 For more details message🍫 Contact-7737595795,9829012807 INSTA-@guddan_longwani10 FACEBOOK-guddan longwani #bhilwarapeople#bhilwara#bhilwara_diaries#bhilwarawale#jaipur#jaipurpeople#jaipurdiaries#udaipur#udaipurdairies#udaipurpeople#jodhpur#jodhpurdairies#jodhpurpeople#kota#kotadairies#kotapeople#beawer#ajmer#barmer#like#share#comment#follow#valentinesday#valentines#love#life#happiness#couplegoals#couple#
"It's like, in that moment the whole universe existed just to bring us together."❤❤ Suprise him/her for being love of your life❤

Valentine day combo no 2

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"It's like, in that moment the whole universe existed just to bring us together."❤❤ Suprise him/her for being love of your life❤ Valentine day combo no 2 For more details message🍫 Contact-7737595795,9829012807 INSTA-@guddan_longwani10,@happy_bits_bhilwara FACEBOOK-guddan longwani #bhilwarapeople#bhilwara#bhilwara_diaries#bhilwarawale#jaipur#jaipurpeople#jaipurdiaries#udaipur#udaipurdairies#udaipurpeople#jodhpur#jodhpurdairies#jodhpurpeople#kota#kotadairies#kotapeople#beawer#ajmer#barmer#like#share#comment#follow#valentinesday#valentines#love#life#happiness#couplegoals#couple#
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.happy valentines day my love❤❤❤
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“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.happy valentines day my love❤❤❤ Valentines day combo no 1 ❤❤ For more details message🍫 Contact-7737595795,9829012807 INSTA-@guddan_longwani10,@happy_bits_bhilwara FACEBOOK-guddan longwani #bhilwarapeople#bhilwara#bhilwara_diaries#bhilwarawale#jaipur#jaipurpeople#jaipurdiaries#udaipur#udaipurdairies#udaipurpeople#jodhpur#jodhpurdairies#jodhpurpeople#kota#kotadairies#kotapeople#beawer#ajmer#barmer#like#share#comment#follow#valentinesday#valentines#love#life#happiness#couplegoals#couple#
If my lips can express my love and feelings, then my lips would be on yours forever HAPPY KISS DAY TO YOU MY LOVE❤
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If my lips can express my love and feelings, then my lips would be on yours forever HAPPY KISS DAY TO YOU MY LOVE❤ Chocolates available for kiss day❤💐 ❤❤ For more details message🍫 Contact-7737595795,9829012807 INSTA-@guddan_longwani10 FACEBOOK-guddan longwani #bhilwara_diaries#bhilwarapeople#bhilwarawale#bhilwaracity#udaipur#udaipurdairies#udaipurpeople#jodhpur#jodhpurdairies#jodhpurpeople#jaipur#jaipurdiaries#jaipurpeople#kota#kotapeople#kotadairies#beawer#ajmer#barmer#jaisalmer#kissdayspecial#kissdaygift#valentinesweek#valentines#love#likelike#share#comment#chocolatelabsofinstagram#chocolatelovers
Hug Day is not how long you've been together; 
not how much you've given or receive; 
Not how many times u've helped each other 
It's how u value each other. 💏💏
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Hug Day is not how long you've been together;  not how much you've given or receive;  Not how many times u've helped each other  It's how u value each other. 💏💏 Hug day chocolate boxes available😊 Create your personallized hug day chocolate boxes today with me😊 ❤❤ For more details message🍫 Contact-7737595795,9829012807 INSTA-@guddan_longwani10 FACEBOOK-guddan longwani #bhilwarapeople#bhilwara_diaries#bhilwara#jaipur#jaipurdairies#jaipurpeople#udaipur#udaipurdairies#udaipurpeople#kota#kotadairies#kotapeople#jodhpur#jodhpurdairies#jodhpurpeople #ajmer#ajmerdairies#ajmerpeople#likelike#share#comment#follow#delhi#mumbai#kolkata#chennai#benglore
“Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.”❤❤
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You are the Smile of my Lips,
Twinkle of my eyes,
And joy of my face,
Without you I am nothing,
& I hope to see you soon by my side, Love! 
Happy Teddy Bear Day🐨🌹❤
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Teddy with roses only in bhilwara🌹
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You are the Smile of my Lips, Twinkle of my eyes, And joy of my face, Without you I am nothing, & I hope to see you soon by my side, Love!  Happy Teddy Bear Day🐨🌹❤ Teddy bears are random guy's❤ Teddy with roses only in bhilwara🌹 ❤❤ For more details message🍫😋 Contact-7737595795,9829012807 INSTA- @guddan_longwani10 FACEBOOK-guddan_longwani #likelike#share#comment#follow#bhilwarapeople#bhilwaradiaries#bhilwara#jaipur#jaipurdiaries#jaipurpeople#jodhpur#jodhpudaires#jodhpurpeople#udaipurdiaries#udaipur#udaipurpeople#kota#kotadairies#kotapeople#teddyday#teddylove#teddybear#teddy#stayconnected#stayupdated#staytune
May you have a bright and colourful year ahead! To exciting times and lots of fun in the coming year! Happy New Year from  @johnny_walker_the_cafe 🎩🍾🥂
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May you have a bright and colourful year ahead! To exciting times and lots of fun in the coming year! Happy New Year from @johnny_walker_the_cafe 🎩🍾🥂 . . . . . #johnnywalkerthecafékota #jwc #ershakesndrrolls #kota #newyeareve #newyear2020 🎩🥂🍾 #kotaites #kotapeople #2020
May you have a bright and colourful year ahead! To exciting times and lots of fun in the coming year! Happy New Year from  @johnny_walker_the_cafe 🎩🍾🥂
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May you have a bright and colourful year ahead! To exciting times and lots of fun in the coming year! Happy New Year from @johnny_walker_the_cafe 🎩🍾🥂 . . . . . #johnnywalkerthecafékota #jwc #ershakesndrrolls #kota #newyeareve #newyear2020 🎩🥂🍾 #kotaites #kotapeople #2020
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The Kota are traditionally a patriarchal society, however some of the sub-groups such as the Mahongwe have over time adopted a matrilineal system of lineage (Mahongwe means, "from your father").The true meaning of Bakota is unclear, however it may be derived from the word kota, which means to bind/to attach/to link, hereby suggesting they view themselves as a united people bound by a common fate.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
They have a strong egalitarian background, which in some instances cuts across age and gender lines. Kota children are taught to value tradition, respect for the elderly, and the concept of "Ewele" (loosely translated as 'pride').⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The Kota are not considered big players in Gabonese politics, however some Kota have been appointed to key positions in the Government. Alexandre Sambat, a long-time ambassador to the United States who later ran for president in 1993, was of Kota origin. Pascal Desire Misongo, another Kota, has served as minister of Justice in Gabon.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Politically, the Kota have been classified under the disputed "stateless societies" category. They have a strong egalitarian background, which in some instances cuts across age and gender lines. Kota children are taught to value tradition, respect for the elderly, and the concept of "Ewele" (loosely translated as ‘pride').⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The Kota are traditionally a patriarchal society, however some of the sub-groups such as the Mahongwe have over time adopted a matrilineal system of lineage (Mahongwe means, "from your father").The true meaning of Bakota is unclear, however it may be derived from the word kota, which means to bind/to attach/to link, hereby suggesting they view themselves as a united people bound by a common fate.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ They have a strong egalitarian background, which in some instances cuts across age and gender lines. Kota children are taught to value tradition, respect for the elderly, and the concept of "Ewele" (loosely translated as 'pride').⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Kota are not considered big players in Gabonese politics, however some Kota have been appointed to key positions in the Government. Alexandre Sambat, a long-time ambassador to the United States who later ran for president in 1993, was of Kota origin. Pascal Desire Misongo, another Kota, has served as minister of Justice in Gabon.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Politically, the Kota have been classified under the disputed "stateless societies" category. They have a strong egalitarian background, which in some instances cuts across age and gender lines. Kota children are taught to value tradition, respect for the elderly, and the concept of "Ewele" (loosely translated as ‘pride').⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #kotapeople #kotatribe #kotamask #gabon #africanmask #cultures #tribalart #tribalculture #africanculture #africansociety⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @espaciojhanniacastrogallery @miguel_bombarda
Some masks are found in Kota’s collections, but these are extremely rare. Other utilitarian objects, such as pots, baskets, stools, and knives were often decorated with delicate patterns. They are more noted for their copper and brass reliquary guardian figures, which are part of a powerful religious and mystical order known as Bwete. Another key feature of the Kota people is the originality of its circumcision and widow-purification rituals, which are generally kept secret. The traditional religion of Kota centered around ancestors who are believed to wield power in the afterlife as they had as living leaders of the community. The skulls and long bones of these men were believed to retain power and are said to have control over the well-being of the family of the relics' keepers. Usually the relics were kept hidden away from the uninitiated and women. Wooden sculptures covered with sheets of copper and brass, known as reliquary or guardian figures, were attached to the baskets containing the bones. Some believe that the figures are an abstract portrait of the deceased individual, while others argue that they are merely to protect the spirit of the deceased from evil. It must be remembered, however, that it was the bones themselves that were sacred, not the wooden figures, thus there is no apparent contradiction to individuals selling what in effect was the tombstone of their ancestors for considerable profit to art dealers. During migrations the relics were brought along, but the reliquaries were often left behind.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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@espaciojhanniacastrogallery @miguel_bombarda
Some masks are found in Kota’s collections, but these are extremely rare. Other utilitarian objects, such as pots, baskets, stools, and knives were often decorated with delicate patterns. They are more noted for their copper and brass reliquary guardian figures, which are part of a powerful religious and mystical order known as Bwete. Another key feature of the Kota people is the originality of its circumcision and widow-purification rituals, which are generally kept secret. The traditional religion of Kota centered around ancestors who are believed to wield power in the afterlife as they had as living leaders of the community. The skulls and long bones of these men were believed to retain power and are said to have control over the well-being of the family of the relics' keepers. Usually the relics were kept hidden away from the uninitiated and women. Wooden sculptures covered with sheets of copper and brass, known as reliquary or guardian figures, were attached to the baskets containing the bones. Some believe that the figures are an abstract portrait of the deceased individual, while others argue that they are merely to protect the spirit of the deceased from evil. It must be remembered, however, that it was the bones themselves that were sacred, not the wooden figures, thus there is no apparent contradiction to individuals selling what in effect was the tombstone of their ancestors for considerable profit to art dealers. During migrations the relics were brought along, but the reliquaries were often left behind.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #kotapeople #kotatribe #kotamask #gabon #africanmask #cultures #tribalart #tribalculture #africanculture #africansociety⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @espaciojhanniacastrogallery @miguel_bombarda
The Bakota (or Kota) are a Bantu ethnic group from the northeastern region of Gabon. The language they speak is called iKota, but is sometimes referred to as Bakota, ikuta, Kota, and among the Fang, they are known as Mekora. The Kota arrived in their current location after completing a series of migrations that started to the northeast, possibly near Sudan. These migrations began in the 18th century and were underway when European contact was first made about 150 years later. Unlike the Fang, their neighbours to the east, the Kota were a peaceful people who preferred to pick up and move rather than engage in warfare. European references dating to the 1870s identify the Kota in their modern homeland. Christian missionaries who entered the area in the early 1900s converted many of the Kota peoples. As a result, many of the art objects associated with their traditional religion were destroyed, buried, or in some cases thrown down wells. Since the 1930s efforts have been made by Europeans to locate these discarded objects, which have been divested of power, and remove them to Western museums. Often the Kota dig them up themselves and sell them for profit.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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@espaciojhanniacastrogallery @miguel_bombarda
The Bakota (or Kota) are a Bantu ethnic group from the northeastern region of Gabon. The language they speak is called iKota, but is sometimes referred to as Bakota, ikuta, Kota, and among the Fang, they are known as Mekora. The Kota arrived in their current location after completing a series of migrations that started to the northeast, possibly near Sudan. These migrations began in the 18th century and were underway when European contact was first made about 150 years later. Unlike the Fang, their neighbours to the east, the Kota were a peaceful people who preferred to pick up and move rather than engage in warfare. European references dating to the 1870s identify the Kota in their modern homeland. Christian missionaries who entered the area in the early 1900s converted many of the Kota peoples. As a result, many of the art objects associated with their traditional religion were destroyed, buried, or in some cases thrown down wells. Since the 1930s efforts have been made by Europeans to locate these discarded objects, which have been divested of power, and remove them to Western museums. Often the Kota dig them up themselves and sell them for profit.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #kotapeople #kotatribe #kotamask #gabon #africanmask #cultures #tribalart #tribalculture #africanculture #africansociety⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @espaciojhanniacastrogallery @miguel_bombarda
These letters are waiting! ✨
Considering I'm someone who believes her words are going to be her legacy, how could I have not written some for y'all.

When I was making the flyer for this workshop, I'd called my sister and was telling her what the content was while myself being unsure of what I'd written. She had said that it didn't sound like me.
She said, "I mean I get what you've written is the result you're aiming for but it sounds motivational and that's not who you are or what this workshop is about."
I told her that's exactly why I was hesitant too and that's why the call. 
I trashed what I'd written and wrote it all over again. This time it did sound like me.

I'm here to tell what this workshop won't be about. It won't be a motivational talk. It won't be sharing rules and techniques through a presentation. It won't look like you taking notes.

It'll be all of us sitting on the ground in a circle, holding hands.
It'll be me holding a gentle and safe space for you to open up while I bare my own heart first in the safe space we've all created together.
It'll be a space where there'll be no judgement. A gentle space of acceptance, trust, empathy and so much kindness.
We'll start the workshop on the note of sharing. Because that's literally the first step to healing.

Then, there'll be an inner child healing meditation which would be all about making you curious about your wounds. It'll be about understanding them and loving them. At the end of this meditation, you'll hopefully be more aware about your wounds. It will also inspire compassion and love towards them and towards yourself.

We'll then be indulging in a lot of interactive activities that would bring out raw emotions. There'll be tears and joy and laughter. Yes, laughter. 
Some of the activities would bring out the most gentle side of you. You'll learn to be so much more kinder to yourself.

The air will be filled with the smell of flowers and scented candles and love.
You see, I'm someone who has her heart in every little thing she does.
While you're coming, know that this workshop would be guided by heart and that It'll feel like someone holding you, gently. So so gently. (Continued in comments)
These letters are waiting! ✨ Considering I'm someone who believes her words are going to be her legacy, how could I have not written some for y'all. When I was making the flyer for this workshop, I'd called my sister and was telling her what the content was while myself being unsure of what I'd written. She had said that it didn't sound like me. She said, "I mean I get what you've written is the result you're aiming for but it sounds motivational and that's not who you are or what this workshop is about." I told her that's exactly why I was hesitant too and that's why the call. I trashed what I'd written and wrote it all over again. This time it did sound like me. I'm here to tell what this workshop won't be about. It won't be a motivational talk. It won't be sharing rules and techniques through a presentation. It won't look like you taking notes. It'll be all of us sitting on the ground in a circle, holding hands. It'll be me holding a gentle and safe space for you to open up while I bare my own heart first in the safe space we've all created together. It'll be a space where there'll be no judgement. A gentle space of acceptance, trust, empathy and so much kindness. We'll start the workshop on the note of sharing. Because that's literally the first step to healing. Then, there'll be an inner child healing meditation which would be all about making you curious about your wounds. It'll be about understanding them and loving them. At the end of this meditation, you'll hopefully be more aware about your wounds. It will also inspire compassion and love towards them and towards yourself. We'll then be indulging in a lot of interactive activities that would bring out raw emotions. There'll be tears and joy and laughter. Yes, laughter. Some of the activities would bring out the most gentle side of you. You'll learn to be so much more kinder to yourself. The air will be filled with the smell of flowers and scented candles and love. You see, I'm someone who has her heart in every little thing she does. While you're coming, know that this workshop would be guided by heart and that It'll feel like someone holding you, gently. So so gently. (Continued in comments)
Side by side or miles apart, real frnds are always close to the heart 💜❤
#happyfaces😊 #getwellsoon😘#frndshipgoals👭 #fun#yaari #love#kotapeople ❤#smile😊 #eveningvibes😍#memories💕
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Side by side or miles apart, real frnds are always close to the heart 💜❤ #happyfaces😊 #getwellsoon😘#frndshipgoals👭 #fun#yaari #love#kotapeople#smile😊 #eveningvibes😍#memories💕 @anjali_123k
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