African Carved Wood Sculpture "MARGI GANUS" available now from Sculpture Collector
Hand-carved original in wood
Size (approx.). . .61.0cm H x 17.0cm W
by African Tribal Artists
MARGI IS A TRIBE FROM ADAMAWA AND BORNU STATE IN NIGERIA.
This is a sitted ganus with long beared with weapons on both hands each, and putting on a small cap.
When a couple is infected with skin diseases or other unknown sickness believed to have been inflicted by the gods, this particular Margi ganus is place infront of the couple,as the priest makes sacrifice and other rituals for their cleansing and healing.
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