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Authentic Senufo African Drum 11″ with Base – Ivory Coast

$900.00

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This is a gorgeous Senufo drum with beautiful patina. It features zoomorphic figures such as turtles, lizards and snakes. It has been mounted to a custom made metal base and would be an incredible addition to any home collection.

Type of Object

Drum

Country of Origin

Nigeria

Ethnicity

Senufo

Material

Wood, pigment, leather

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

9" without Base | 11" with Base

Width (Inches)

8.5”

Depth (Inches)

8.5"

Weight (Pounds)

3 lbs without Base | 7 lbs with Base

Overall Condition

Good with minor imperfections.

Tribe Information

About the Senufo People

“Scattered across the Ivory Coast, Mali and Burkina Faso, the million and a half Senufo tribespeople live principally off the fruits of agriculture and occasionally hunting. They inhabit villages governed by a council of elders, who in turn are led be a chief elected from their number. Tribal cohesion is reinforced through the rituals of the Poro society who initiate and educate the men from the age of seven onwards. Senufo theology is based on Koulotiolo, a powerful god, and Katieleo, a goddess mother, who through the rituals of the Poro society, regenerates the world.
The Senufo were among the first tribal artists to be admired by the Western world. Their artistic output has been prolific – statues and masks characterized by realistic features or highly geometric shapes which emphasize rhythm and the opposition between void and full spaces.”

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