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Horn Fetish Container

Zigua, Tanzania. £1250

Horn Fetish Container. Zigua Culture, Tanzania

This Zigua horn fetish container possibly represents a family, with the carved wooden stoppers surmounting the pair of twisted and bound horns depicting a man, woman and child. Each head of the wooden stoppers feature a pair of beaded eyes, the female with the hair crest, has red and white beads. The horns are bound together with strips of red cloth and strands of coloured beads.

Such a piece would have been used by the traditional hearer, the purpose of how it was used and for what purpose is not known.

Estimated Period: Mid 20th Century

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SIZE
H: 38 CM
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