Lobi Bateba Figure from Burkina Faso

Lobi Figure

Tribe: Lobi                 Country: Nigeria                    Object: Bateba Figure                    Height: 24″

Every family from the Lobi people own bateba figures. They are believed to house nature spirits known as thil and are kept in a special shrine room called a thilda. Sacrifices are often offered to the bateba in hopes of good fortune.

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