This statue was created in the style of the Nyamwezi people of Tanzania. The statue depicts an elongated figure attached to a custom base. It measures 30.5 inches tall including base and weighs 3.5 pounds. There is some cracking, scuffing and wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos.
Unique Nyamwezi Statue on Base 30.5″ – Tanzania – African Art
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30" figure | 30.5" including base
3" figure | 5" base
2.5" figure | 5" base
Minor cracking, scuffing and wear and tear.
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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