'Mulongo' made of bark cloth, which contains the umbilical cord of a prince. The mulonga is formed of a bark cloth container that is a sealed cylinder. There is plant material twine at the top and bottom of the container in bands and are holding the handle in place. The handle is made from a piece of wood with plant material wrapped around it. The mulongo contains the umbilical cord of a prince.
label: pale blue with black type

This is bark cloth container holds the umbilical cord of a prince and is called a mulongo, or twin. The mulongo is supposed to retain the ghost of the afterbirth, which was held as the prince's double.

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