COHOBA INHALER carved from a Zemi Culture Taino, Dominican Republic

16th century and older
Tribal Art
From: 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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    Zemi carved COHOBA INHALER
    Taino culture, Dominican Republic
    800 - 1500 AD
    White stone
    H: 8.8; L .: 5.5; Thickness: 3.7 cm

    A figure of Zemi is sculpted in such a way as to present a very particular contortion: with his hands he holds his legs, the feet brought up to the top of his head. His lower limbs form the tubes of the inhaler. Her knees are highlighted with two engraved rings, her spine is protruding, her eye sockets are hollowed out just like her crescent moon mouth, wide open, her sex is in relief and her fingers are individualized.

    The cohoba refers to a hallucinogenic mixture allowing to enter into a trance and thus to access the divine messages and the ancestors.

    Provenance: Private collection since the years 1950-1960, France.

    Ref: WR6YEI0J63

    Style Tribal Art (Tribal art of Tribal Art Style)
    Century 16th century and older (Tribal art 16th century and older)
    Materials Stone
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
    Location 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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