African God Chango Shango Statue, African & Gods Statues, African God of Lightning and War Chango Shango Statue

African God Chango Shango Statue, African & Gods Statues, African God of Lightning and War Chango Shango Statue

African God of Lightning and War Chango Shango Statue

African God Chango Shango Statue hand sculpted miniature, cast from high quality designer resin with highly detailed and hand painted antique bronze finish that mimics bronze texture. This extremely detailed and well-made statue is made with cold cast bronze, the special production process of this piece, originated from Great Britain, uses actual bronze powder mixed in the cold cast resin in order to ensures a richer, more life-like presentation. One of the most celebrated of the Orisha, Chango, is revered as the Sky Father. A spirit and god of thunder and lightning. An Orisha is a spirit that reflects one of the manifestations of God in Africa’s Yoruba religion. Many Orishas have found their way throughout the Americas via the Atlantic slave trade and are now expressed in practices as varied as Santería, Candomblé, Trinidad Orisha, and Oyotunji. Chango is the orisha of drumming, dancing, thunder, fire, and the essence of masculinity, he was one of the 4 pillars of Santeria along with Obatala, Oshun and Yemaya.

Chango teaches his worshippers to live a full life, achieving what life has to offer while maintain self-control of one’s life. Chango is one of the most celebrated and loved orishas in Santeria because of his generosity and the protection he confers upon his followers. Shango (Yoruba language: Ṣàngó, also known as Changó or Xangô in Latin America, and as Jakuta or Badé) is an Orisha, a deity in Yoruba religion. Genealogically speaking, Shango is a royal ancestor of the Yoruba as he was the 3rd Alaafin of the Oyo Kingdom prior to his posthumous deification. Shango has numerous manifestations, including Airá, Agodo, Afonja, Lubé, and Obomin. He is known for his powerful axe. He is considered to be one of the most powerful rulers that Yorubaland has ever produced. In the New World, he is syncretized with either Saint Barbara or Saint Jerome. Shango was the 3rd Alafin of Oyo, following Oranmiyan and Ajaka. He brought prosperity to the Oyo Empire. According to Professor Mason‘s Mythological Account of Heroes and Kings, unlike his peaceful brother Ajaka, he was a powerful and violent ruler. He reigned for 7 years which were marked by his continuous campaigns and many battles.

His reign ended due to his inadvertent destruction of his palace by lightning. He had 3 wives, namely Queen Oshun, Queen Oba, and Queen Oya. The Oyo Empire fell into civil war in the 19th century. It lost Ilorin when the Fulani and Hausa soldiers of the Afonja led a successful revolt. Some of the slaves brought to the Americas were Yoruba, one of the various ethnic groups drawn into the Atlantic Slave trade, and they brought the worship of Ṣàngó to the New World as a result. Strong devotion to Ṣàngó led to Yoruba religions in Trinidad and Recife, Brazil being named after the deity. In Yorubaland, Ṣàngó is worshiped on the 5th day of the week, which is named Ojo Jakuta. Ritual worship foods include guguru, bitter cola, àmàlà, and gbegiri soup. Also, he is worshiped with the Bata drum. One significant thing about this deity is that he is worshiped using red clothing, just as he is said to have admired red attire during his lifetime. African God of Lightning and War Chango Shango Statue measures: 8 inches / 20 cm x 6.7 inches / 17 cm x 10.7 inches / 27 cm.

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African Elephant Totem Statue, Animals, Elephants, African & Totem Statues, African Elephant and African Tribal Lady Totem Statue

African Elephant Totem Statue, Animals, Elephants, African & Totem Statues, African Elephant and African Tribal Lady Totem Statue

African Elephant and African Tribal Lady Totem Statue

This African Elephant Totem Statue express the African cultural aspects of spirituality, a combination of symbolism expressing a rich African cultural belief and appreciation of Nature and the Human Spirit. The Tribal Lady embraces the offering bowl ,which can hold small objects, such as rings, necklaces, keys and watches and so on. The offering bowl symbolizes personal gratitude to nature for providing a prosperity of needs. The body gesture of the tribal lady statues expresses a sign of welcome and respect to friends and families. The African Elephant is not only representing the strength and power in the human spirit. It also symbolizes the aspect of endurance, maturity, longevity, and loyalty. The African Elephant (Loxodonta) is a genus comprising 2 living elephant species, the African Bush Elephant (L. Africana) and the smaller African Forest Elephant (L. Cyclotis). Both are social herbivores with grey skin, but differ in the size and colour of their tusks and in the shape and size of their ears and skulls. Both species are considered at heavy risk of extinction on the IUCN Red List, as of 2021, the bush elephant is considered endangered and the forest elephant is considered critically endangered.

They are threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation, and poaching for the illegal ivory trade is a threat in several range countries as well. Loxodonta is 1 of 2 extant genera of the family Elephantidae. The name refers to the lozenge-shaped enamel of their molar teeth. Fossil remains of Loxodonta species have been excavated in Africa, dating to the Middle Pliocene. Many Totemic Tribes believe that after death, everyone turns into an animal of his totem, and therefore, every animal, a deceased relative. When they saw the murder of his totem, saying: “Why have killed this man? It’s my father, my brother?” in places where there is division in sex totems, representatives of women find their totem her sisters, men, brothers. Totemism, is another ancient form of traditional African religions. Totem, a type of animal or plant which is symbolic saint patron, and at a later stage, the ancestor of a group of blood relatives. Totems represented the relationship between man and wildlife. The concept of using totems demonstrated the close relationship between humans, animals and the lived environment.

Anthropologists believe that Totem use was a universal phenomenon among early societies. Pre-industrial communities had some form of totem that was associated with spirits, religion and success of community members. Early documented forms of Totems in Europe can be traced to the Roman Empire, where symbols were used as coats of arms, a practice which continues today. In Africa, chiefs decorated their stools and other court items with their personal totems, or with those of the tribe or of the clans making up the larger community. It was a duty of each community member to protect and defend the totem. This obligation ranged from not harming that animal or plant, to actively feeding, rescuing or caring for it as needed. African tales are told of how men became heroes for rescuing their totems. This has continued in some African societies, where totems are treasured and preserved for the community’s good. Totems have also been described as a traditional environmental conservation method besides being for kinship. Totemism can lead to environmental protection due to some tribes having multiple totems.

For example, over 100 plant and animal species are considered totems among the Batooro, Banyoro and Baganda tribes in Uganda, a similar number of species are considered totems among tribes in Congo and the Central African Republic. In Zimbabwe, totems have been in use among the Shona groupings since the initial development of their culture. Totems identify the different clans among the Shona that historically made up the dynasties of their ancient civilization. Today, up to 25 different totems can be identified among the Shona ethnic grouping, and similar totems exist among other South African groups, such as the Zulu, the Ndebele, and the Herero in Botswana and Namibia. Those who share the same totem regard each other as being related even though they are not blood relatives and will find difficulty in finding approval to marry. Through Totem use one can practically establish some form of kinship with anyone else in the region. Establishing relationships this way made it easier for a traveller or stranger to find social support. Totems are also essential to cast a curse. African Elephant and African Tribal Lady Totem Statue sizes: 8.3 inches / 21 cm x 5.6 inches / 14 cm x 11.4 inches / 29 cm.

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African Negresse Princess Bust Statue, African & Busts Statues, African Queen Mother Bust Statue

African Negresse Princess Bust Statue, African & Busts Statues, African Queen Mother Bust Statue

African Negresse Queen Mother Bust Statue

African Negresse Princess Bust Statue hand-cast using real crushed stone bonded with high quality designer resin. A royal beauty, this African Princess holds her head high as a distinctive and quite individualistic work of art that immortalizes the rich history of a continent. Cast in quality designer resin with authentic metal earrings, the noble life-scale princess is hand-painted in faux bronze and set atop a faux wood museum mount. This Basil Street Gallery stately collectible becomes a work of note in any home gallery. Queen Mothers (also Queenmothers) are leaders and women of power in Africa. There is no general description of a queen mother. Generally, queen mothers play an important role in local government and “wield social power and influence”. The amount of power they currently hold has been diminished since pre-colonial times. Queen mothers are an important part of the Akan tradition which is based on matrilineal descent.

They are found in such groupings as the Ashanti Kingdom, which is part of the Akan ethnic group. In areas of Ghana where the Akan culture is prominent, each town has a chief and a queen mother who rule alongside the modern political system. Queen mothers have also been recorded in the tradition of the Pabir in northern Nigeria, as part of the Benin culture in Nigeria’s south, and in the Krobo area. The Yoruba people of Nigeria, Benin and Togo also have a number of women that make use of the honorific “titled mother of the king“. In other parts of Africa, such as in Uganda, the term queen mother is also used to describe either the mothers of reigning monarchs or women who hold power in their own right. As of the start of the 21st century, queen mothers are seeing a resurgence in power and influence in Africa. A great many of them are members of the African Queens and Women Cultural Leaders Network, voluntary organizations.

The title of Queen Mother is an English compound word used to collectively describe women in traditional African leadership roles. The Akan peoples use the term ohemmaa, which means “female ruler“. In the Ga tradition, they are called manye or “community mother“. In the Pabir tradition, they are known as maigira, a word that means “female monarch“. In the Benin tradition, queen mothers are known as iyobas. In the traditions of Yorubaland, a woman who is ritually invested with the title is known as an iya oba or “titled mother of the king“. The office of the queen mother is also known as the “stool“. In Ghana, queen mothers are selected from the royal family of each town and village. It is the head of the royal family and the elders who choose both the chief and the queen mother, a pair that might be related to one another. The royal families are made up of the first settlers of an area. African Queen Mother Bust Statue sizes: 7.5 inches / 19 cm x 11.5 inches / 29 cm x 22.5 inches / 57 cm.

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African Women Statue, African Statues, African Tribal Women’s Life Statue

African Women Statue, African Statues, African Tribal Women's Life Statue

African Tribal Women’s Life Statue

This vivid African Women Statue brings you the exotic culture from the magical African continent. The beautiful African attire, jewelry, and head wrap (against the black skin tone) has green colors and a perfect decorative accent for introducing colors. The uniquely hand crafted and painted black African Tribal Women Statue make an excellent complement to any home decor. Handmade crafts will have paint uneven, very small stain and scratch. It’s normal and don’t influence the whole beautiful vivid. Colonized and pillaged for more than 300 years, Africa is a rich and diverse place. It is the world’s second-largest continent and the only continent that spans both northern and southern hemispheres. Africa is about 11.7 million mi² (30.37 million km²) in size. This means the US is 32.4% the size of Africa, and the UK is only 0.8% of the size. Africa has over 50 independent countries and accounts for about 16% of the world’s population. That translates to over 1.2 billion people. Now, while it is easy to homogenize and talk about “African people“, the truth is that within these 54 separate and unique countries, there are in fact over 3000 diverse African tribes. Perhaps South Africa best reflects this diversity through its constitution with all 11 official languages recognized by law. The ethnic groups of Africa number in the thousands, with each population generally having its own language (or dialect of a language) and culture.

The ethnolinguistic groups include various Afroasiatic, Khoisan, Niger-Congo and Nilo-Saharan populations. The official population count of the various ethnic groups in Africa is highly uncertain, both due to limited infrastructure to perform censuses and due to the rapid population growth. There have also been accusations of deliberate misreporting in order to give selected ethnicities numerical superiority (as in the case of Nigeria’s Hausa, Fulani, Yoruba and Igbo people). A 2009 genetic clustering study, which genotyped 1327 polymorphic markers in various African populations, identified 6 ancestral clusters. The clustering corresponded closely with ethnicity, culture and language. A 2018 whole genome sequencing study of the world’s populations observed similar clusters among the populations in Africa. At K=9, distinct ancestral components defined the Afroasiatic-speaking populations inhabiting North Africa and Northeast Africa including the Nilo-Saharan-speaking populations in Northeast Africa and East Africa, the Ari populations in Northeast Africa, the Niger-Congo-speaking populations in West-Central Africa, West Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa, the Pygmy populations in Central Africa, and the Khoisan populations in Southern Africa. African Tribal Women’s Life Statue measures: 4.3 inches / 11 cm x 4 inches / 10 cm x 7.5 inches / 19 cm.

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African Man Statue, African & Busts Statues, African Man Bust Statue

African Man Statue, African & Busts Statues, African Man Bust Statue

African Man Bust Statue

The African Man Statue for home decor is crafted under premium sculpture, hand painting technique with resin material, showing a antique black color appearance. The African statue is under handcraft and small variation may occur in details, each African art sculptures is unique. This African Man Bust Statue is hand made of resin material, adding dark color painted and African art sculptures technique, showing a natural woodstone color appearance. A piece of many African artifacts statues and also a perfect gift for someone who admires African art and culture. Numerous communities of dark-skinned peoples are present in North Africa, some dating from prehistoric communities. Others descend from immigrants via the historical trans-Saharan trade or, after the Arab invasions of North Africa in the 7th century, from slaves from the trans-Saharan slave trade in North Africa. Haratin women, a community of recent Sub-Saharan African origin residing in the Maghreb.

In the 18th century, the Moroccan Sultan Moulay Ismailthe Warrior King” (1672-1727) raised a corps of 150,000 black soldiers, called his Black Guard. According to Carlos Moore, resident scholar at Brazil’s University of the State of Bahia, in the 21st century Afro-multiracials in the Arab world, including Arabs in North Africa, self-identify in ways that resemble multi-racials in Latin America. He claims that darker-toned Arabs, much like darker-toned Latin Americans, consider themselves white because they have some distant white ancestry. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat had a mother who was a dark-skinned Nubian Sudanese (Sudanese Arab) woman and a father who was a lighter-skinned Egyptian. In response to an advertisement for an acting position, as a young man he said, “I am not white but I am not exactly black either. My blackness is tending to reddish“.

Due to the patriarchal nature of Arab society, Arab men, including during the slave trade in North Africa, enslaved more African women than men. The female slaves were often put to work in domestic service and agriculture. The men interpreted the Quran to permit sexual relations between a male master and his enslaved females outside of marriage (see Ma malakat aymanukum and sex), leading to many mixed-race children. When an enslaved woman became pregnant with her Arab master’s child, she was considered as umm walad or “mother of a child“, a status that granted her privileged rights. The child was given rights of inheritance to the father’s property, so mixed-race children could share in any wealth of the father. Because the society was patrilineal, the children inherited their fathers’ social status at birth and were born free. Some mixed-race children succeeded their respective fathers as rulers, such as Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur, who ruled Morocco from 1578 to 1608.

He was not technically considered as a mixed-race child of a slave, his mother was Fulani and a concubine of his father. In early 1991, non-Arabs of the Zaghawa people of Sudan attested that they were victims of an intensifying Arab apartheid campaign, segregating Arabs and non-Arabs (specifically, people of Nilotic ancestry). Sudanese Arabs, who controlled the government, were widely referred to as practicing apartheid against Sudan’s non-Arab citizens. The government was accused of “deftly manipulating Arab solidarityto carry out policies of apartheid and ethnic cleansing. American University economist George Ayittey accused the Arab government of Sudan of practicing acts of racism against black citizens. According to Ayittey, “In Sudan… the Arabs monopolized power and excluded blacks, Arab apartheid”. Many African commentators joined Ayittey in accusing Sudan of practicing Arab apartheid. African Man Bust Statue size: 6.3 inches / 16 cm x 4.3 inches / 11 cm x 12.2 inches / 31 cm.

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African Ladies Head-Carrying Statue, African Statues, African Exotic Ladies Tribal Ornament Statue

African Ladies Head-Carrying Statue, African Statues, African Exotic Ladies Tribal Ornament Statue

Exotic African Ladies Head-Carrying Statue

These uniquely hand crafted and painted resin black African Ladies Head-Carrying Statue make an excellent complement to any house. This handmade statue will have paint uneven, and scratch. It’s normal and don’t influence the whole beautiful vivid complex. For anyone that appreciates and/or admires the African culture. For millennia, things have been carried on the head. The ancients knew well that a weight correctly balanced on the head is better distributed, and less tired than having to carry it on the arm. Then came modernity, animals, tows, carts, and gradually the custom of loading amphorae, cups, crates and baskets of various sizes and weights began to fade. This use was a peasant reality found at any latitutine and longitude, and still occurs today thanks to some irreducible elderly woman in who knows what country. So much so that there is an old saying, quite widespread throughout Southern Italy: to transport, the mule or the woman.

And basically, it was just like that. Although it is possible to find many images like the one you see, of women carrying amphorae, baskets, tables, furniture, pianos and so on, one figure seems to have disappeared from the collective memory, despite being widely diffused: the Objjera, that is the woman who carried the oil. Strangely, there are no images of these women, despite the fact that oil was a commodity of primary importance. A wealth. And there are no testimonies of these figures, even though they were present throughout the Region. Before the arrival of supermarkets or cars, there was the object to supply you with oil, with a service that has nothing to envy to modern home deliveries. If it weren’t for the incredible sacrifice these women had to make. There are also several traditional dances of West African cultures that include balancing an object on the head as a skillful feat.

Ritual dancing among worshippers of the thunder deity, Shango, sometimes balance a container of fire on their heads while dancing. The Egbado Yoruba have dances that include balancing “delicate terracotta figures” on the head while the arms and torso are moving. This tradition continued among Africans taken to America during the Atlantic slave trade. African-Americans in the 19th century had a popular type of dance competition called “set the floor“, “set de flo’“, during which individual dancers would take turns dancing. Competing dancers would try to perform complicated steps given to them by a caller (usually a fiddler), without stepping outside the bounds of a circle drawn on the ground. To add to the challenge, some dancers would compete while balancing a glass full of water on top of their heads, trying not to spill the water while they danced. African Exotic Ladies Tribal Ornament Statue measures: 8.6 inches / 22 cm x 2.5 inches / 6.5 cm x 1.6 inches / 4 cm.

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African Woman Statue, African & Busts Statues, African Woman Bust Statue

African Woman Statue, African & Busts Statues, African Woman Bust Statue

African Woman Bust Statue

The African Woman Statue is made of resin material and under hand painting with premium technique. Small variation may occur in details, such as color and size. Each African statue is unique. This African Bust Statue for home decor is a perfect gift for someone who admires sculptures and African home decor. It is available for many occasion and memorable events, such as birthday, wedding and anniversary. This African Head Statue is well package and will be safe to your place. This African Woman Bust Statue measures: 3.7 inches / 9 cm x 3.3 inches / 8 cm x 6.7 inches / 17 cm.

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