Fetish (1) - Leather - Fali - Cameroon

Description
Fetish (1) - Leather - Fali - Cameroon
2nd half 20th century - Good

Little Fali Fetish related to an individual or a house

Fetishes like this one are generally related to fertility and sometimes to protection.

Their craftsmanship depends on the needs expressed by the soothsayer and on the people for which the protection is destined.

Hence, there are similar ones but differently crafted.

This African fetish can be worn on a belt or placed in the marital bed to favour fecundation.

The Fali mainly live in the north of Cameroon, in the region of Garoua.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Fetish
Ethnic group/ culture
Fali
Region/ country
Cameroon
Material
Leather
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
44×20×22 cm
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