Senufo Fertility Figure
Very Good Condition
The Senufo are well known for their elegant sculpture, which is often associated with the Poro, important men's and women's religious society. These figures, often ornamented by body scarification, elaborate coiffures, and jewelry, represent idealized female beauty. This object, called a deble, was used at Poro festivities, such as initiations and funerals. Deble are held by their upper arms and pounded on the ground to mark a rhythm for dancers. The worn arms on this piece show it was used repeatedly.
This Senufo Female Figure from Burkina Faso is a stunning piece of art that depicts the fertility statue, Poro Deble. The statue is carved of a single piece of wood and stands 40" tall. It belongs to the Senufo People and is a representation of their culture and ethnicity.
The figure is in good condition with minor imperfections which can be seen in the photos. A must-have for collectors who are interested in African art and culture.
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