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Venavi Ewe Statuette (N° 10469)
The Ewe consider the birth of twins Venavi (or Venovi) as a good and fortunate omen.
The twins must be treated equally and equitably.For example, both will be fed and washed at the same time and will wear the same clothes, If one of the twins dies, the parents buy a statuette to replace the deceased child, they usually buy it from a sculptor on the market and go to a wizard to The Venavi statuette will be of the same sex as the child it represents and replaces but projects itself into the future that the child will not have known by wearing adult features. small pieces of clothing and pearls testify to family belonging, here the piece is carved in a light wood and has a nice worn patina.The Venavi are the Togolese counterpart of Ibedji yor uba, Nigeria, because their functions and representations are identical.
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