Voodoo altar fetish (Togo, Benin)
Voodoo altar fetish figure (Togo, Benin)
Voodoo helping spirit figure (Togo, Benin)
Beautiful Voodoo altar fetish, in its original condition, with an ancient crusty patina of blood and libations.
Voodoo is the cultural foundation of the Adja peoples (including the Fon, the Goun,
the Ewe, and to some extent, the Yoruba...) people who form an
important element of the populations settled in the south of the states of the Bight of Benin.
(Benin, Togo, Ghana, Nigeria…)
Voodoo (pronounced Vodun) is the Fon adaptation of a Yoruba word
Thus, voodoo refers to all of the gods or invisible forces whose
power or benevolence is sought by the people.
It is the affirmation of a supernatural world, but it also refers to all the practices
which enable people to get in touch with it.
Voodoo can be described as a culture, a heritage, a philosophy,
an art, dances, a language, a medicinal art, a musical style,
a type of justice, a power, an oral tradition and rites...
The pictured Figure is from the Ewe of Togo, Ghana. In a Voodoo context, intermediary to the gods...
- Voodoo Altar Fetish Ewé
- Region/ country
- Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 20×8×4 cm