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Mwana Hiti Female Figure Miniature Tanzania African Art

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Product #: 128110
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Title Mwana Hiti Female Figure Miniature Tanzania African Art
Type of Object Doll, Shrine Object
Country of Origin Tanzania
People Mwana Hiti
Materials Wood, glass
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 7 Inches
Width: 2 Inches
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.


Additional Information:  The mwana hiti appeared as a freestanding figure or image incorporated in objects used in ceremonies and on other important occasions that marked the lives of the Zaramo and neighbouring peoples. Depending on the context, the mwana hiti carried sacred, status, magical, or religious properties founded on the authority of the ancestors.


Recommended Reading: Marc Felix's MWANA HITI.