Twin figure "venavi", Ewe, Togo / Ghana.
The Ewe people, who live in southern Togo and Ghana are the eastern neighbors of Asante, make small wooden wooden dolls called "venovi" or "venavi". Like the Yoruba people in Nigeria, they carve twins figurines, for protection of survivor after death of a twin. The Ewe women used to care for them, they were fed, washed and caressed.
This is a very fine female twin figure with her legs rising from a circular base, wearing strings of glass beads around the hips, a symmetrical arranged body, free carved arms with nice carved hands, a round head, light brown patina, traces of use and wear.
Literature: Elizabeth Cameroon, Isn't she a doll?
H: 17 cm - 6.69 inch.
Note: the string with the glass beads is missing!
Price: € 275,- Now: € 125,-