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Mami figure – Wood – Ewe- Togo

 160,00

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Description

Wooden figure  figure of the ADAN EWE tribe from Togo. Wonderfull patina of age with clear traces of wear and tear.

The Ewe are a population of West Africa living mainly in the south-east of Ghana in the south of Togo where they are in the majority. They are also found in the southwest of Benin, the city of Notse in Togo is considered as the cradle of this people. Despite the influence of the so-called revealed religions, it is a people who always remain firmly rooted in its traditions, particularly in the worship of ancestors. They share with the Yoruba and the other people of the Gulf of Guinea the Voudou culture.

This is a beautiful representation of a woman, an illustrious ancestor of a family to whom offerings are made so that she can protect the family from the hereafter.

Provenance: former private collection from the Netherlands

OBJECT
Ancestor statue

ETHNIC GROUP/ CULTURE

Adan Ewe

REGION/ COUNTRY

Togo

MATERIAL

Wood

CONDITION

Good

DIMENSIONS

47×17×10 cm

WEIGHT

1100 gram

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