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Ewe Doll Venovi Figure Togo Miniature African Art

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Product #: 122599
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Title Ewe Doll Venovi Figure Togo Miniature African Art
Type of Object Carving, Figure, Statue, Sculpture
Country of Origin Togo
People Ewe
Materials Wood, pigment
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 7.5 Inches
Width: 2.5 Inches
Overall Condition Fair
Damage/Repair Cracks, chips and a well worn patina


 Additional Information: The Ewe people of Ghana celebrate the birth of twins as a good omen. Twins known as Venovi, lead a life of parallel experiences as they are fed, bathed, and similarly dressed.However if one of the twins dies a Venovi figure is purchased to represent the deceased twin and is equally maintained as though alive, being washed and fed.Like the well-known Ibeji of the Yoruba that represent the same idea of portraying the deceased twin in a sculptural form, Ewe dolls are shown as adults and represent deceased twins.They are delightful miniature carvings and have a place in any collection for their carving and presence and for what they represent.