Material: Wood,natural fiber
Description: The Songye, formerly cannibals and warriors,
now live in an area north of the Katanga Luba, and north-
west of the Kasai Luba.
unclear, this particular piece, would have had long strands of fiber protruding
from its base to be used as a fly-whisk.
The wood handle carved in the form
of a standing male figure serves to
represent the ancestral spirit as well
as whisk away flies. In addition, this
prestige object would have indicated
Included is a custom-built metal stand.
Figure dimensions: 14 1/2" height x 3" circumference
Stand dimensions: 1/2" height x 3" width x 3" depth
Figure on stand dimensions: 15" height x 3" width x 3" depth