A striking timeworn Nyamwezi gong or drum. The piece stands at 67 inches high and comes with a custom base that lifts the piece to 70 inches tall, and weights 78 pounds. This piece would make an excellent addition to any collection.
Nyamwezi Figural Gong 70″ with Stand – Tanzania – African Art
1 in stock
|Type of Object||
Figure, statue, Gong, Instrument
|Country of Origin||
67" Gong / Drum, 70" w/ Stand
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.”