Pare Fetish(Couple) (CMI 010)

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The Pare people are an ethnic group living in the Pare Mountains of the northern part of  Tanzania in the Kilimanjaro Region and some traces in Kenya. The Pare are divided into two sub-areas based on ethnolinguistic differences, Gweno and the Chasu. These spiritually powerful figures were often wrapped in cloth or leather. This is a unique sculpture amazingly sculpted, it is believed to portray ancestors or spirits and was used by diviners, healers and sorcerers for special rituals.

Material: Clay

Condition:  Good

Age:approx 55-70yrs

Origin: Tanzania

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Weight 1.2 kg
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 19 cm

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