This figural chair was created in the style of the Nyamwezi people of Tanzania. The chair has three legs and features a human head coming from the top of the chair back. It measures 56 inches tall and 21 inches in depth and weighs 43.5 pounds. There is some minor imperfections including cracking, scuffing and wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos. This is an oversized piece that requires a shipping quote – please inquire.
Nyamwezi Figural Chair 56″ – Tanzania – African Tribal Art
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Some cracking, scrapes and scuffs.
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.”