This statue was carved in the style of the Senufo people of Ivory Coast. The statue features a female figure sitting on a stool while she is cradling her child. The statue measures 27 inches tall and weighs 10 pounds. There is some breakage around the childs head and some minor cracking and wear and tear throughout. Please inspect photos.
Senufo Maternity Statue 27″ – Ivory Coast – African Art
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Breakage around childs head. Minor cracking and wear and tear.
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.”