A striking Nyamwezi drum or gong. The piece stands at 63.5 inches high and weights 24 pounds. This piece would make an excellent addition to any collection. This piece does not come with a stand and leans to the left as a result. We offer custom stands for an additional charge, inquire for details.
Nyamwezi Figural Gong 63.5″ – Tanzania – African Art
1 in stock
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Figure, statue, Gong, Instrument
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Possible minor imperfections and wear & tear, including but not limited to scuffing, cracking and minimal chipping. Possible previous repairs. See photos or inquire for more details.
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.”
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