Culture, music and rites
in the Central African rain forests
ABOUT THE PYGMIES.ORG WEBSITE
Hunter-Gatherer Peoples of the African Rainforests
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A note on the horizontal structure of the internal pages
Pygmies.org is mostly a horizontal website. Most of the inside pages are, in fact, horizontally structured, in order to give more emphasis and clarity to photographic documents and other content. Therefore those pages have to be scrolled horizontally!
Go to the Site Map page for a full list of the pages and subsections of the site.
A NOTE ON THE ENGLISH VERSION OF THE WEBSITE
Most of the texts and photo captions on the website's pages have been translated from the Italian version. Thank you for any suggestions or reports of errors, for which you can use the email address shown on the contact page.
* The page background is inspired by abstract patterns painted on bark clothes by Mbuti women, in the Ituri rainforest (Mbuti Pygmies of the Northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo). The decorations of the barks, which may refer to the reality of rainforest environment and Pygmy camps without offering a direct representation of them, are carried out with various natural pigments, using flexible sticks, liana cords, small stamps, or simply the fingertips dipped into the color.