This is a wonderful old Giryama Wooden Memorial Funerary Post from Kenya. The Giryama people of the Kenyan coast are known for their long-standing tradition of carved wooden mortuary posts. The grave posts, called kikangu, serve a number of functions within Giryama life. Most grave posts are carved of nzizi wood, an extremely hard wood that is also resistant to insect deterioration. The decorative aspects of Giryama mortuary posts feature a complex and harmonious interweaving of geometric shapes. The interlocking pattern of triangles on the torso of this example may serve as a mark of strength or power. The head features a circular pattern of triangles along the edge, which may symbolize radiating beams from a sunburst. mortuary posts feature figurative shapes. TIn the simplest sense, a kikangu stands as a grave marker and by honoring the power and presence of koma, or ancestor spirits, these grave posts also fulfill an important role as mediators between the world of the living and the ancestral realm. A fabulous addition to your collection or home.
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Shows age, weathered, split down front, chip off bottom, but overall is in good condition.
27.5" on stand
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