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Nyamwezi Male Figure 18″ – Tanzania – African Tribal Art

Original price was: $125.00.Current price is: $62.50.

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This statue was created in the style of the Nyamwezi people of Tanzania. The statue depicts a standing male figure with shortened arms. It measures 18 inches tall and weighs 3 pounds. There is some imperfections including cracking, scuffing and wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

Tanzania

Ethnicity

Nyamwezi

Material

Wood and pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

18"

Width

4"

Depth

3.5”

Weight

3 lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scrapes and scuffs.

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.”

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