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Kuyu Dance Wand Head Orange Congo African Art

Regular Price: $250.00

Special Price: $150.00

Product #: 103081
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Title Kuyu Dance Wand Head Orange Congo African Art
Materials Wood, pigment, kibe-kibe
Made In People's Republic of the Congo
Approximate Age Mid 20th century
Dimensions Height: 13.5 Inches
Width: 3.5 Inches
Overall Condition Fair. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair Cracks, chips and general wear. Some small holes could be arrested bug damage.

Additional Information:  This rare carving comes from the Kuyu people who live between the Sangha and upper Ogowe Rivers in the Republic of Congo.  The markings on the face and the indication of the hair that are both elaborately carved with extraordinary detail are typical of Kuyu sculptures. Most Kuyu figures have white painted faces and other bright colors to pick out details of scarification or the body.  The Kuyu are known for their brightly painted heads danced in a ceremony known as kibe-kibe, dramatizing a creation myth.