Konso Tribe of Africa: African People and Tribes
Types of Art: Carve wood figures to commemorate ancestors. Besides weaving, pottery and crafts, such as decorated calabashes, the Konso enjoy music and play the lyre (called a "krar"), a five stringed guitar or"kita" and panpipes.
Religion: Worship the sky god "Waq" and venerate snakes.
Remarks: They circumcise both
men and women, are primarily monogamous. . When a hero or important man
dies "waga" figures are carved in his honor. They are placed in and around
the fields with the deceased in the middle, his wives to the side and enemies
killed or fierce animals slain, at his feet.