Voodoo Altar Fetish Ewé - Wood - Togo

Description
Voodoo Altar Fetish Ewé - Wood - Togo
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

Voodoo altar fetish (Togo, Benin).

Voodoo altar fetish figure (Togo, Benin).
Voodoo helping spirit figure (Togo, Benin).

20 cm

Wood, fabric, metal

Beautiful Voodoo altar fetish, in its original condition, with an ancient crusted 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 southern states of the Bight of Benin.
(Benin, Togo, Ghana, Nigeria…)

Voodoo (pronounced Vodun) is the Fon adaptation of a Yoruba word
meaning ‘god’.
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 rituals...

Lot details
Object
Voodoo Altar Fetish Ewé
Region/ country
Togo
Material
Wood
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
20×10×7 cm
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