Tribal Elder Fetish. Nilotic People. Original art. Wood. Sudan
This came from a tribe of giants that survived in the Sudan. Little has been written about them. John Gunther, in his 1955 book (Inside Africa), describes the Nilotic people as “having spread their virile blood far afield, as witness the Masai in Kenya and the giant Watutsi in Ruanda-Urundi . . . and cousins to the Sudanese.” Nilotic peoples are peoples indigenous to the Nile Valley that speak Nilotic languages.
This statue is from a remote Nitolic tribe that probably dates back to the 1940s and could represent an ancestral figure.
Statue features a seed pot, woven carrier, hair, carved decorations, small backpack, bound sticks, fabric shawl.
Original craftsman signed: Ndunga. No stands are included.
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