Important fetish Aklama - Wood - Ada - Ghana

Description
Important fetish Aklama - Wood - Ada - Ghana
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

AKLAMA ADA EWE Altar Figurine (Ghana)

Ada EWE altar figure (Ghana)
Ewe Ada helping spirit figure (Ghana)

20.5 cm

Significant Aklama fetish in its original unrestored condition

Bibliography: Aklama,Helping spirits of the Ewe and Dangme People from the Study collection of Horst Antes.
See page 248 of this book for very similar Aklama figures.


Ada 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 interceding with the various deities, invoked in order to offer protection, luck, and prosperity to the followers
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 researched and richly illustrated.
Aklama,Helping spirits of the Ewe and Dangme People from the Study collection of Horst Antes.

aklama.net

Lot details
Object
Important fetish Aklama
Ethnic group/ culture
Ada
Region/ country
Ghana
Material
Wood
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
21×3×4 cm
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