Senufo Dream Stick - Ivory Coast
TITLE: Dream stick
MATERIAL: Wood and Paint
COUNTRY: Ivory Coast
PROVENANCE: Collected in Ivory Coast in 1994 by Ian and Julie Allen
Nahash, Hebrew for "snake", is also associated with
divination, including the verb-form meaning to
practice divination or fortune-telling.
The snake is
symbolic of both evil power and chaos as well as a
symbol of fertility, life and healing. The snake represents
the “other world” of the ancestral spirits,
as well as dreams, which, have visionary import
for the dreamer and events in the dreamer’s life.
12.75" tall - or 13" on its 2"x2" metal base.