Tag - Lobi

Lobi Bronze Amulet – Scorpion – Burkina Faso

20th century. Cm. 7,0 high x 4,0 width (2.76" x 1.57"); Gr. 38,3 (1.35 oz.). Lost-wax casting. The mold is destroyed every time; every object is a unique piece. The Lobi are an ethnic group that originated in what is today Ghana. Starting around 1770 many of the Lobi migrated into southern Burkina Faso and...

Bone Lobi Pendant – Thungbubiel – Burkina FasoBone Lobi Pendant – Thungbubiel – Burkina Faso

Early to mid 20th century. Cm. 10,8 high (4.2") x cm. 4,9 width (1.9"); gr. 62,1 (2.18 oz.) Thungbubiel is worn by esteemed Lobi men at festivals and funerals. A similar example on page 143 of "Africa Adorned" by Angela Fisher. Early to mid 20th century. Cm. 10,8 high (4.2")...