Kavela

Item

Title

Kavela

Subject

Person

Description

Kavela was a Kwanyama smith who forged and smelted several objects in the 1930s which are now held by the Powell-Cotton Museum. He is named as the owner of an enclosure in Diana Powell-Cotton's 1936 Diary - p. 104 onward.

Source

1936
Diana and Antoinette Powell-Cotton
Diana Powell-Cotton's 1936 Diary - p. 104 onward
Duplicate Memorandum Book with pencil writing 'Angola 1936' on cover - p. 50

Space/Place

Africa
Angola
Enclosure of Kavela. After last bend of the River Poponde. Before Mupa.
Cultural group: Kwanyama
[HFD 20/07/2021]

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