Fly Whisk - Songye People, D.R. Congo
Fly Whisk - Songye People, D.R. Congo
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Fly Whisk - Songye People, D.R. Congo

$795.00
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.
Although slightly 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 status.
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
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