Ewe Vanavi Figure

5547

$159.00

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Ewe
ITEM #:
5547
ETHNICITY:
Ewe
ORIGIN:
Ghana
EWE VENAVI FIGURE:
These Ewe Venavi dolls serve multiple purposes, including protection after the loss of a twin, as well as being cherished children’s toys.

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African Art

ITEM #:
5547
ETHNICITY:
Ewe
ORIGIN:
Ghana
MEDIUM:
Wood, Pigment
DIMENSIONS:
13″ (33 cm) Tall.
CONDITION:
Good.


African Art

PROVENANCE:
Private Estate Collection – California, USA.


African Art

CATALOGUE NOTE:

Discover the fascinating culture of the Ewe people, residing in southern Togo and Ghana. Renowned for their exquisite textiles and unique wooden dolls, known as “venovi” or “venavi,” the Ewe have a rich cultural heritage. These Ewe Venavi dolls serve multiple purposes, including protection after the loss of a twin, as well as being cherished children’s toys. Ewe women also hidden their fertility dolls under mattresses or wore them under their skirts, believing it would enhance their chances of conception. Notably, scarifications, clothing, and bead adornments offer insight into the religious and social connections within Ewe families and clans.

 


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