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African art and tribal cult vodun the ewe and fon
sking sculpture depicting a woman standing, arms without hands glued to the bust, is draped up to the bust of a colorful cotton wool. The waist and head are coated with indigo crusty pigments and kaolin residues, and clumped plant fibers. An opening at the top of the head introduced the magic charge. Splashed matte patina.
As african fetishes are part of rituals according to the intentions of their owner. The fetishists, following the divination ritual of fa using palm nuts, make them to order to offer protective and medicinal virtues but also offer versions ready to use more conventional.


The Ewe, often mistaken for the Minas, are Togo's largest ethnic group. They are also found as minorities in Ghana, Benin, ...


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Fon Ewe fetish doll
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Tribal art > African Statues > Ewe Fetishes

African art and tribal cult vodun of the ewe and fon populations.
These naturalistic figures, depicting a couple or twins venovi , carry a thick crusty film resulting from ritual anointings. An underlying clear wood appears locally. Blackish mate patina.
Au togo, African fetishes are part of beneficial or evil rituals according to the intentions of their owner. The fetishists, following the divination ritual of fa using palm nuts, make them to order to offer protective and medicinal virtues but also offer versions ready to use more conventional. The Ashanti of Ghana also use rare similar statuettes covered with sacrificial coating.
These practices still in use today are sometimes decried and considered animist and gone in the age of Christianization and Islamization. ...


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Couple of statuettes Ewe Venovi
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Tribal art > African Statues > Couple Ewe

These naturalistic sculptures depict a young couple only dressed in a loincloth, their ringed neck forms a specificity of agni productions. Their attitude, arms removed from the bust, head held high, and their appearance give them a worthy interiority. Interesting patina matte, grainy and locally velvety (old kaolin residue?). Abrasions and cracks.
The lagoon populations of eastern Côte d'Ivoire mainly include the Attié, Akyé, the Ebrié and the Abouré. Their sculptures offer many similarities. These kingdoms had the first commercial settlements offering gold, ivory, slaves and pepper to the West. The Agni settled in the northeast of this region.
Among the Akan group, the Attié, Akye, of Akye-Fo, the holders of the blade, are divided between those of the North and those of the ...

Statuette Ewe Venovi
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Tribal art > African Statues > Statuette Ewe

A Togolese version of the Ibedji fetish statuettes of Nigeria's Yoruba, the female figure carved from light wood features rounded volumes and an ovoid face with protruding eyes. The arms with digitized butns are spread from the bust, and the feet, one of which is missing, are blackened. Honey glossy patina.Ex. collection of the painter 'a href'U'0022http://wiki.ibb.town/Karl-Heinz_Engstfeld" Karl Heinz Engstfeld and 'a target' _blank' href'https://evibb.de/home/wir-trauern-um-ruth-engst Ruth Engstfeld-Schremper , glazier artist. The Ewe consider the birth of twins called Venavi (or Venovi) as a happy omen. They must be treated equally and fairly. For example, both will be fed and washed at the same time and will wear the same clothes until puberty.
If one of the twins dies, ...


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