Old Senufo Ancestor Amulet – Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire / Ivory Coast
Carved wood. Cm. 9,0 high (with the metal ring cm. 10,3) x cm. 3,0 width (3.54″ x 1.18″); grams 19,2 (0.68 oz.). Quite rare item.
These amulet ancestors are worn around the neck and hidden under clothing.
The Senufo people are an ethnolinguistic group of West Africa. They consist of several subgroups that live in a region that crosses the northern Ivory Coast, southeastern Mali and western Burkina Faso.
They are predominantly animists, with some who are Muslims. The Senufo people are famous for their handicrafts, many of which feature their cultural themes and religious beliefs.
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