Wooden Trumpet - Senufo People, Ivory Coast
Wooden Trumpet - Senufo People, Ivory Coast
Wooden Trumpet - Senufo People, Ivory Coast 1
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Wooden Trumpet - Senufo People, Ivory Coast

$3,600.00
Trumpets and horns are used in African culture as long distance signalers. They resemble the didgeridoo of the Australian Aborigines. In many cultutres across Africa the trumpets are large cylinders with a head carved on the closed end and the open end flares for the sound emission. These trumpets are employed in a fashion more similar to a loud speaker, where the user would shout into the small hole on the side of the upper portion. The messages were intended to alert the neighboring villages to gather for an important matter such as the death of a chief or the appointment of his successor, as well as warnings of danger, war or anything that would concern the entirety of the tribesmen.

It was used for ceremonial, not so much for musical performance purposes, to call the spirits into presence, invoking their influence for the benefit of the community.

Height: 34 1/2 x Diameter: 5 (includes the customized metal stand).

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