Great Aklama Fetish of the Ada Adan ethnic group. 38cm - Wood - Ghana

Description
Great Aklama Fetish of the Ada Adan ethnic group. 38cm - Wood - Ghana
Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Large Aklama Fetish from the Ada Adan Ethnic Group

Grand Fétiche Aklama de l'ethnie Ada Adan (Ghana).

Altar figure Ada EWE (Ghana).
Ewe Ada Figur Hilfsgeist (Ghana).

38 cm.


Aklama fetishes are ritual objects of the voodoo cult, used by the Ewe and the Dangme of Ghana, who live near the Togolese border.
These are usually materialised by small wooden figures, animals, daily accessories, or stools, etc...
These figurines are responsible for the intercession with diverse deities, invoked in order to offer to the followers protection, luck and prosperity throughout their personal and family lives, as well as their everyday activities (hunting, trade, ...).


Although these pieces were very little studied and documented, there is an important publication, exhaustively and richly illustrated.

Bibliography: Aklama,Helping spirits of the Ewe and Dangme People from the Study collection of Horst Antes.

Lot details
Object
Great Aklama Fetish of the Ada Adan ethnic group. 38cm
Region/ country
Ghana
Material
Wood
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
38×2×12 cm
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