A beautifully hand-carved Nyamwezi figural chair. The chair sits at 34 inches high, 36 inches including custom base, and weighs 21 pounds. This piece would make an excellent addition to any home or collection. There is some damage to the legs along with some cracking and wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos.
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34" chair | 36" including base
Damage to legs. Cracking and wear and tear.
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.”