Why does a Mangbetu sickle knife has two holes in its blade ?

Image: BC; courtesy of the Ethnographic Collections, Ghent University, Belgium.

Two Mangbetu sickle knives. Image: BC; courtesy of the Ethnographic Collections, Ghent University, Belgium.

 

Two famous Belgian comedians, Gaston & Leo, give you the answer.. (in Dutch, but I’ll give you the answer below).

 

 

 

To see through ! 🙂

Gaston en Leo Mangbetu knife African art

 

 

 

 

 

ps note the rare Salampasu stool in the decor.

Salampasu stool seat Congo