Sunday, 18 March 2012

Nkisi's and fetish figures.

Another really interesting group of objects relating to ritual and suspicion are the Nkisi's. Fetish sculptures who are believed to protect the owners and hunt down and betrayers or people who mean harm, they belong in the home. Quite grotesque but beautiful do draw.

These images are gathered from book and other sources, therefor are not copyright of Ruth Lloyd. for more information on original sources please ask. Many from the hamiltongallery website.

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