Fabric Covered Nyamwezi Figure with Stand 29.5″ – Tanzania – African Art


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This Nyamwezi style statue showcases a male figure completely encased in fabric. The fabric may have had organic libations poured over the top at some point. The statue measures 28 inches tall, 29.5 inches including the base, and weighs 6 pounds. There is imperfections and wear and tear throughout this piece. Please inspect photos carefully.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin





Wood, pigment, fabric and organic matter

Approximate Age


Height (Inches)

28" figure | 29.5" including base

Width (Inches)


Depth (Inches)


Weight (Pounds)

6 lbs

Overall Condition

Some imperfections and wear and tear throughout. See photos


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Tribe Information

About the Nyamwezi People

“The 500,000 Nyamwezi people, whose name means either “Men of the West’ or ‘Men of the Moon’, are the largest ethnic group living in Tanzania. Socially, they are organized into villages which correspond to small chiefdoms and each chief is responsible for the material wealth of the village, while the spiritual welfare is governed by the village sorcerer. The cult of ancestors, which protects each family, plays an important role in the religious life of Nyamwezi people.”