23.5″ (59.7 cm) Tall.
Private Estate Collection – California, USA.
Unveil the mystique of an ancient African ceremonial tradition with the Zigua Figure, a treasured piece of art that speaks to the soul of collectors. This masterfully crafted sculpture embodies the spiritual depth and community traditions of the Zigua tribe from the northeastern region of Tanzania. With its distinct spherical head, elongated body, and the significance of twine wrapping, the Zigua Figure serves as a poignant reminder of a vibrant cultural history.
This unique work of art is not simply a visual feast, but also a harmonious blend of history and craftsmanship. Meticulously handcrafted, each figure celebrates the disciplined and nuanced artistry of indigenous African people—the Sukuma of northern Tanzania, in particular, who relied on similar figures for initiation and support rituals. The prominent twine encasement conveys a sense of unity and strength, echoing the communal spirit central to Zigua culture.
A must-have for any African art enthusiast, the Zigua Figure is more than a collectible—it’s a conversation piece that bridges past and present. It finds a natural home amongst a collection of cultural artifacts or as a striking centerpiece that sparks dialogue and reflection. Each Zigua Figure is a testament to human creativity and the enduring legacy of tribal tradition, making it an invaluable addition to your personal gallery.
Capture the spirit of the Zigua people in an exclusive and timeless piece that invites you to explore the rich tapestry of African artistry. Experience history in a hand-carved form that honors the art of storytelling and preserves the secrets of a proud community. Rediscover the Zigua Figure, where cultural heritage meets contemporary expression. Own a piece of history today.