- African Ethnographic Art
- Jita Female Ancestor Figure, Tanzania
Jita Female Ancestor Figure, Tanzania
A rarely encountered Jita or Jita - Sukuma female Ancestor figure.
The Jita are a small ethnic group who originally moved from Ethiopia to the Mara region of Tanzania on the shores of Lake Victoria. The rarely encountered objects from their culture usually are adorned with trade beads and are without scarification.
Our example has braided hair adorned with beads and bead inset eyes. She wears a modest cover and a thin rope belt and has a unique native repair to the right arm.
37" in height