Ewe Venavi "Twin" Memorial Statuette, Togo #

$ 785.00

  • Ewe Venavi Twin Statuette, Togo
  • Statuette for the Cult of Twins
  • Materials: carved from lightweight wood, patina of wear and use, European paint used to elaborate the Figure's Spirit.
  • Among the Ewe, these representations are named Venavi, whereas they are named Hohovi among the Fon.
  • The Ewe live in a coastal area that extends through Ghana, Togo, Benin, until the Nigerian borders.
  • Ewe People practice Twin worship, very similar to that of the Yoruba, and it is in this context that these Statuettes are crafted. Venavi are "Commissioned" by individuals who have lost a Twin Child,  in very varied styles sometimes, depending on the influences of their neighbors (the Akan, in Ghana, the Yoruba in Nigeria...).
  • Measurements: 20×10×6 cm
  • Brian's Note: This particular Venavi, and several others similar to Him, are carved by a Sculptor-Artist I affectionately refer to as the "Blue Pant Venavi Master".
  • Origin is Togo