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Large Pirogue - EWE - Togo

Lot reference 17009125
Large Pirogue - EWE - Togo

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Current bid $124
Next minimum bid $137
Location: Germany
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
Shipping to United States: $68.32

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$124 Bidder 8280
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Estimated age: between 1950 and 1960 - Good condition

Ethnic group: Ewe / Ehwe.
Country of origin: Togo.
Estimated age: between 1950 and 1960.
Main material: wood.
Aspect of surface: wood.
Apparent condition: Good condition.
State of preservation: in its original condition.
Dimensions, in cm: 34 x 10 cm.
Weight, in grams: 1167 grams.

The object is in good condition, the blue Patina not covering the whole Pirogue only adds to the rustic charm.

As I am a private seller, I cannot offer returns

Further information on the origin:

The turtle symbolises calm and temperance for the Ewe.

The Ewe are a people of Western Africa, who mainly live in the southeast of Ghana and in the south of Togo (where they form the majority of the population) and also in the southwest of Benin. They speak the Ewe language.

The Ewe (Eibe, Ehwe, Eve, Vhe, Krepe, Krepi, Popo) originate from the Notsé, from where they spread throughout the southern region. They dispersed in 3 directions. In the north they founded, among other things, the cities of Kpalimé and Agou, in the south they built the town of Tsévié, and towards the sunset, they gave birth to the city of Ho (Ghana). Later, a 4th group left the town of Notsé and settled in the southeast to create the country of Ouatchi.

Foreigners often mistake this ethnic group with the Mina who form a minority group in southern Togo. That is the reason why the word Mina is often used erroneously in place of the term Ewe, in several references made to the life of the Togolese, including the ones given by foreign journalists.

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Member since: September 28, 2017
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    cosmiana April 9, 2018

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