Ethnic Fetish Object, Cowrie shells #1185

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Description

This object is decorated with cloth and cowrie shells and is made by the Akan tribe in West-Africa. They also believe these figures have special magical powers. These figures could also be decorated with beads, shells, carvings or herbs to add power or magic to the figure.

Provenance: Private collection. F.d.G in NL / Tribal Art Treasures



Specifications

  • 20th century
  • Origin: West-Africa
  • Good condition
  • Ethnic group: Akan
  • Materials: Wood, cloth, cowrie shells
  • Weight: 664 grams
  • Dimensions: 17 x 9.5 x 31 cm
  • Amount (in stock): 1
  • Damage: Wear and tear


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