The Nupe posts are from an indigenous people called the Nupe in the highlands near the Nigeria Cameroon border. They represent families, energy, and household belongings. Some were used as pillars for the native houses and some were used strictly as shamanistic tools. The shamans used them to evoke positive energy for wealth, prosperity, joy and happiness. They bring these energies with them and are wonderfully Brancusi-like in their powerful abstractions.
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