Lobi Bateba Figure from Burkina Faso

Tribe: Lobi                    Country: Burkina Faso                    Object: Bateba Figure                    Height: 21.5″ 

This is a beautiful piece created by the Lobi tribe in Burkina Faso. Known as a bateba, it houses the essence of Thil, a nature spirit that harnesses supernatural powers. Families would accumulate a collection of bateba figures, housing them in a shrine room known as a thilda. Sacrificial offerings are frequently extended in hopes of good fortune.

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