Outstanding Toussian Amulet – Calao Bird – Burkina Faso
Bronze; cm 10,8 high x cm. 5,5 (4.25″ x 2.17″); Gr. 77,0 (2.72 oz.).
Calao bird is considered the master among birds and a symbol of intellectual power.
The Toussian of Burkina Faso, numbering 40,000, are part of the Gur people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc.
A large majority of the Toussian follow their traditional animistic beliefs. Among the Toussian figures and bracelets are associated with the divination and are linked to the powers of bush spirits.
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