Nyamwezi Statue with Beaded Eyes 27.5″ – Tanzania – African Art


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This Nyamwezi style statue showcases a female figure with beaded eyes and a colorful beaded necklace. The statue measures 27.5 inches tall and weighs 9.5 pounds. There is minor cracking, scuffing and wear and tear. The statue may have some difficulty standing on own. Please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin





Wood, pigment and beads

Approximate Age


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Weight (Pounds)

9.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear. Inspect photos


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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.”