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AKLAMA voodoo fetish altar figurine - Wood, pigments - Ewe - Ghana

Lot reference 30688387
AKLAMA voodoo fetish altar figurine - Wood, pigments - Ewe - Ghana

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2nd half 20th century - Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear

Object: AKLAMA voodoo fetish altar figurine
Ethnic group/ culture: Ewe
Region/ country: Ghana
Material: pigments, Wood
Period: 2nd half 20th century
Condition: Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand: Yes
Dimensions: 24×0×0 cm

Fetish of the Aklama Adan Ewé ethnic group.
These figures in light-weighted wood are ritual items of the voodoo cult and were used by the Ewé, who speak the Adangbe/Ada language of Ghana, and who live near the Togolese border.
These figurines represent the diverse divinities related to hunting, common to the Yoruba and to the Ewé.

The authors Gigi Pizzoli, Philip Plath and Nii Quarcoopome, explored the historical context, the religious significance, as well as the ceremonial use and craftsmanship of Aklama, the sacred sculptures of the Ewe and the Dangme tribes who inhabit southern Ghana, by using the collection of specimens amassed by the painter Horst Antes (book last photo not included).

Aklama statuettes, representing animals or objects, play the role of spirits that are the auxiliary for the Ewe and the Dangme peoples, two ethnic groups established along the border between Ghana and Togo.
These items distinguish themselves by the incredible variety of forms they can take.

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