We are not quite sure as to the origins of this piece but it has many artistic characteristics of the Senufo people. The figure is 19 inches tall and weighs 6.5 pounds. There is some cracking and wear and tear. Inspect photos or inquire for more information.
Unique Senufo Style Figure 19″ – Ivory Coast – African Art
1 in stock
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Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire)
Cracks throughout. Imperfections 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.”