African tribal art - Ewe fetish

490
20th century
Tribal Art
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From: 7333, Tertre, Belgium

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    Collection of a Belgian gallery owner whose name will be given to the buyer.

    African fetishes, used in Togo, take part in rituals with a variety of intentions, which can be beneficial or malefic, depending on the will of the holder. Fetishists make them to order to confer protective or medicinal virtues, but they also offer ready-to-use models. These practices, although still in use today, are sometimes criticized as animistic and outdated in the age of Christianization and Islamization. However, populations often tend to maintain animistic practices despite their adherence to the great monotheistic religions, and these two beliefs influence each other.
    The Ewe, often confused with the Minas, are Togo's main ethnic group. They are also found as minorities in Ghana, Benin, Côte d'Ivoire and Nigeria. Although the history of this group is poorly documented, it seems that their presence in the current region is the result of invasions and conflicts in the 17th century.



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    Condition As is
    Ethnic group Ewe - Ehwe
    Style Tribal Art (African Statues, Puppets, Dolls, Maternity of Tribal Art Style)
    Period 20th century (African Statues, Puppets, Dolls, Maternity 20th century)
    Country of origin Togo
    Height (cm) 54
    Materials Wood
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
    Location 7333, Tertre, Belgium
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