Art African Twin Venavi 2120

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller art-masque-afrique ✉️ (832) 100%, Location: furiani, Corse, FR, Ships to: WORLDWIDE, Item: 255552733209 Art African Twin Venavi 2120. Ref: sf-2120Height 17CMProduct DescriptionTwin Venavi from Togo. Old piece over 40 years old. The South-Togo and South-Ghana region has the particularity of seeing the birth of many twins. The exact reason for this phenomenon is unknown. Mortality is high in this case. This gives rise to the production of curious wooden statuettes which represent the deceased twins. On the east coast of the Gulf of Benin, a birth is a happy event that occurs in the context that links life to death. The belief in reincarnation is still alive, despite the influence of Christianity. At the birth of a child, it is necessary to listen to the ancestors speak through the soothsayers or those who practice necromancy. There are certain births to which particular attention should be paid. These are the births that come “feet first”. One must venerate them so as not to attract the wrath of these "demi-gods" to one's home. The birth of twins, twins or triplets is just as meaningful. Multiple births, in the maternity ward or in the hospital, or more naturally with traditional midwives, are frequent in this region. We necessarily have questions. Are they born naturally, presenting headfirst? Did any of them present feet first? Who came out first? The first name of the child depends on these corollaries. The diviner determines "the tree from which the babies descended". Is the twin lineage paternal or maternal? A representative of the lineage questions the babies: “Foreigners, you don't have any names yet, have you come to visit us or are you staying with us? If it's to visit us, you can leave right away, but if it's to join us, you're welcome”. He then makes a libation. This recurs for eight to sixteen days depending on the diviner's decision. Then comes the rite of the exit to the village of the twins. In the morning the parents go to the bush, near the house, to pick herbs for the ceremony. They symbolize the bush where the arrows, quivers and hoods that everyone uses in everyday life are made. On returning they perform songs in which the bravery and valor of the twins are exalted. Dances are performed around a bushel. Everyone lays down the picked herbs. A boy, if they are twins, a girl, if they are twins, or a boy and a girl if they are fraternal twins, proceed to the exit of the babies. The children are placed on the bushel and the herbs. Their father enters the circle and the babies in the basket are placed on his head. If they have not been offended, the father can dance with the basket on his head without causing any of them to fall. But if one of them is in danger of falling, the dancers stop and two roosters or two hens are sacrificed, depending on the sex of the children. After this ritual, it is the duty of the parents to erect an altar where the babies will come to “eat and drink”. It consists of a small terracotta pot called a bozi; two slightly larger pots that can hold half a liter of water; a sum of 3 x 35 FCFA; a small, traditionally made knife; cowrie shells; a palm branch; of white, red and black fabric; two roosters or two hens, depending on the sex of the babies; one liter of palm oil; of red bean. The godfather proceeds to raise the altar with kneaded earth, which sometimes causes nausea. To grab something for the constitution of this altar, you have to plunge your hand into one of the pots. You have to be initiated, otherwise you become a vodun all your life. The early death of twins Twins are beings who must be taken care of, otherwise they risk leaving you to “fetch firewood”. That is to say die. They return to the tree from which they came. When one or more twins die, the parents should not cry. To manifest their presence among humans, they must be represented by a statuette. In her travels, the mother must keep this statuette with her. At home, at mealtime, we must leave in a dish, in front of the statuette, some of the food that the soul of the child will come to eat. If the mother dies, a member of the line must periodically feed these children who are not really dead. For this purpose, red beans are prepared with a lot of palm oil. We often choose Friday to make these sacrifices.African art, African maskafrican art african tribal arte africana afrikanische kunstPart delivered with an invoice and a certificate of authenticity.The birth of twins, twins or triplets is just as meaningful. Multiple births, in the maternity ward or in the hospital, or more naturally with traditional midwives, are frequent in this region. We necessarily have questions. Are they born naturally, presenting headfirst? Did any of them present feet first? Who came out first? The first name of the child depends on these corollaries. The diviner determines "the tree from which the babies descended". Is the twin lineage paternal or maternal? A representative of the lineage questions the babies: “Foreigners, you don't have any names yet, have you come to visit us or are you staying with us? If it's to visit us, you can leave right away, but if it's to join us, you're welcome”. He then makes a libation. This recurs for eight to sixteen days de Origine: Africa, Material: Wood, Type: Figure, Statue, Authenticity: Original, Brand: Unbranded

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