Large Fine Kotoko Warrior – Putchu Guinadji – Chad
Bronze, leather; gr. 1500,0 (52.91 oz.); cm. 27,5 high x cm. 27,5 width (10.83″ x 10.83″).
These talismanic figures are believed to cure the madness.
The word “Putchu” means horse and “Guinadji” means demon in the Kotoko language. The “Putchu Guinadji” are the horse and the rider who fight the demons attacking the mad person. The horsemen are usually worn on a string or leather band under the arm and under the clothing concealed from other people.
For more informations, see “THE SECRET OF THE PUTCHU GUINADJI” By Henning Christoph / Soul of Africa Museum.Lost-wax casting. The mold is destroyed every time; every object is a unique piece.
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