Ancestor statue - Wood - Aklama - Ewe - Togo

Ancestor statue - Wood - Aklama - Ewe - Togo
2nd half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

An Ewe figure standing on a seat with raised hands, from Togo -Ghana. Those sigure are named Aklama.
Collected between 1970 and 1980, private Belgian collection.

Wood, white kaolin & red tokula powder pigments, cracks in wood.
H= 12 cm, 17cm on his metal stand.

Ewe, is a major dialect cluster spoken in the southern parts of the Volta Region, in Ghana and across southern Togo, to the Togo-Benin border by about three million people.
Their culture is similar as the one of the Yoruba and also uses voodoo practices to protect.

Ewe people represent an incredibly complex subset of Ghana's culture. They have their own unique way of life and this piece captures the things one ought to know about the Ewe people, their language, family life, naming culture and other facts.

This items is guaranteed genuine by David Norden a dealer with more than 25 years experience, and not made for decoration.
A written description and the stand ( when available) will be included in your package.

If you want come see it, or pick it up in Antwerp, otherwise you'll get FREE delivery worldwide, and a WRITTEN DESCRIPTION in each package. All my picture are as close to the original object as possible, and I always take pictures of cracks in the wood without trying to hide them and details. What you see is what you get.

Lot details
Ancestor statue
Indigenous object name
Ethnic group/ culture
Region/ country
2nd half 20th century
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
27×10×12 cm
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