This Nyamwezi style statue features a figure with articulated arms and beaded eyes. The statue measures 28 inches tall and weighs 8 pounds. There is some damage to this piece including a chipped left ear, missing tip of right foot and a large cracking through the right leg. The statue may have trouble standing on own. Please inspect photos carefully.
Nyamwezi Statue w Articulated Arms 28″ – Tanzania – African Art
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Wood, pigment and beads
Chip to left ear. Right foot broken. Large crack in right leg – possible previous repair.
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.”