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Ewe Doll (N° 24135)

Togolese version of the Ibedji fetish statuettes of the Yoruba of Nigeria, the doll carved in light bleached wood has abundant ornaments of colored pearls. Desication cracks, abrasions.
The Ewe regard the birth of twins called Venavi (or Venovi) as a happy omen. The latter must be treated identically and fairly. Both will be fed and washed at the same time and will wear the same clothes until puberty. If one of the two twins dies, the parents obtain a statuette intended to replace the deceased child and contact a specialist in order to activate its magical virtues.
She will be of the same sex as the child she represents and replaces but projects herself into the future that the child will not have known by displaying adult features.
Source: "Isn't she a doll?" E.L Cameron

390.00 € 312.00 ( -20.0 %) 
Possibility of payment in2x (2x 156.0 €)

This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

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OriginEx-collection française
Material(s)wood, perles
Height cm35
Width12 cm
Weight0.70 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960

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