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aaaMystrySolvd-1012I’ve never pictured anything other than masks on this site. But August has been slow. So let’s show something else that is closely related. Wooden masks are used to depict deities or ancestors. Often they are believed to channel spirits when worn by ceremonial dancers.
But statues and sculptures are used to represent, connect to, or communicate with spiritual forces in different ways. Here is a beautiful spirit figure. The Kunin Songye Power Statue we have here is by an important carver and is unusual in its design. There is also sacred materials added to the inside of the belly, plus various adornments. It doesn’t look like a Kifwebe mask at all. No matter, it would look great on a shelf. Though this one is probably beyond your price range, African spirit figures are often inexpensive. Do you have any?

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