Senufo Bird Sculpture


A rare piece: Senufo bird hand carved embellished with brass triangles and cloth. It’s carved from a single piece of wood.  The Senufo people believed that the Hornbill bird was one of the first living creatures and symbolises intelligence and vast knowledge.

Across a few Senufo villages these sculptures protect the members by standing guard.  Initiations such as funeral rituals they are carried in the procession and occasionally worn on the head as a show of strength. 

This piece is adorned with stunning brass and fabric fascade.

Size:  Base to top of head 145cmH

Base to top of wing span 152cmH

Width middle:  27cm

Wing span W: 73cm 

 

 

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