2 Great Aklama fetishes - Wood - Ada - Ghana

Description
2 Great Aklama fetishes - Wood - Ada - Ghana
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

2 AKLAMA ADA EWE Altar Fetishes (Ghana)

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

27.5 and 25.5 cm

Regarding these items which were until now 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.


Fetishes of the Ada Adan ethnic group in light-weight wood with a patina pigmented with kaolin and ochre pigments.

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...)

For more information, have a look at the website: aklama.net

Lot details
Object
2 Great Aklama fetishes
Ethnic group/ culture
Ada
Region/ country
Ghana
Material
Wood
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
27×10×16 cm
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