Unique African Art Zaramo “Mwana Hiti” Doll Figure

Original price was: $135.00.Current price is: $110.00.

20th Century Tanzania Pregnant Kwere Wood Mwana Hiti, African Art.

This handmade African doll figure from Tanzania, is a unique piece of art that celebrates the Zaramo culture. The term Mwana Hiti loosely means “child made of wood”, and refers to iconic figures that depict a highly stylized female torso. The figures are commonly referred to as “dolls” but they are anything but dolls as they play significant roles in the spiritual lives of a wide range of ethnic groups in Tanzania. They are almost exclusively used by female initiates during seclusion and coming out ceremonies. Smaller ones are often worn as amulets by women wishing to enhance their fertility. The figures are also found on thrones, stools and staffs of the region and often times represent ancestors and are depicted in pairs.

The intricate details and craftsmanship of this figure make it a remarkable addition to any collection of African art. The doll’s features include a wooden body, with beads around the neck and waist. This African art figure is perfect for collectors or anyone interested in the rich history and culture of Africa. Add this one-of-a-kind piece to your collection today.

Measurements are 7 inches tall and 21/4 diameter at the base.

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