Ewe Vaudou ritual altar sculpture (TOGO, Benin).
The EWE people live in a coastal area which runs from Ghana, Togo and Benin to the
borders of Nigeria.
African art and Voodoo tribal cult of the Ewe and Fon peoples.
In Togo, African fetishes are part of beneficial or evil rituals depending on their owner’s intentions.
The fetishists, following the divination ritual of the fa using palm nuts, craft them to order in order to offer protective and medicinal virtues.
These practices, which are still in use nowadays, are sometimes criticized and considered to be animist and are over in this age of Christianization and Islamization. Nevertheless, populations tend to maintain animistic practices despite their conversion to the main monotheistic religions, with both beliefs influencing each other.
Abgebildete Figur der Ewe aus Benin. Im Voodoo Kontext, Mittler zu den Göttern...
- Altar Fetish
- Indigenous object name
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- 2nd half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 29×8×7 cm