African Statue Giriama Funeral Post Kenya Ancestor Male Carved Head Post

$175.00

This is a wonderful old Giriama /Chonyi Wooden Memorial Funerary Post from Kenya. The Giriama/Chonyi 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 Giriama /Chonyi life. Most grave posts are carved of nzizi wood, an extremely hard wood that is also resistant to insect deterioration. The decorative aspects ofGiriama /Chonyi mortuary posts feature figurative shapes. The exact significance of these patterns is not known; they likely have multiple interpretations. In 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.

COMES ON A STAND

Shows age and Natural Wear

35 Inches Tall
2.5 x 1.5 Face Carving
2 x 2 Post

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