Double Female Bateba Figures - Lobi, Burkina Faso (JL40) - Sold
Double Female Bateba Figures - Lobi, Burkina Faso (JL40) - Sold
Double Female Bateba Figures - Lobi, Burkina Faso (JL40) - Sold 1
Double Female Bateba Figures - Lobi, Burkina Faso (JL40) - Sold 2
Double Female Bateba Figures - Lobi, Burkina Faso (JL40) - Sold 3
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Double Female Bateba Figures - Lobi, Burkina Faso (JL40) - Sold

The 250,000 Lobi are divided among Ghana, Ivory Coast & Burkina Faso. Each household leader is subordinate to a thila, an invisible protective spirit who communicates through the intermediary of diviners. It is the thila who dictates taboos and who requires the creation of a new wooden figure for the village or house- hold shrine. Lobi sculpture was only discovered in the 1950's.The Lobi do not use masks but create figures called bateba & heads sculpted on top of a post planted in the ground. These figures, are beings that are somewhere between spirits & people & may represent the dead or bush spirits. Heads surround the shrines of sacred huts & the bateba belongs to the thila & carries out their orders to defend the territory against evil & to protect their owners from harm.

Dimensions: 6 1/4" H x 5 1/4" W x 2 5 /8" D

Dimensions of base: 3/4" H x 2 5/8" W x 5 1/4" D

Ex. Phil Lobred Collection

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