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Lobi Figural Slingshot Burkina Faso African Art

AvailabilityIn stock
Special Price $33.00 Regular Price $45.00
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Type of Object Artifact, Slingshot
Country of Origin Burkina Faso
People Lobi
Materials Wood, pigment
Approximate Age 20th century
Height (in) 8
Width (in) 3
Depth (in) 1
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 Arrested bug damage, splits in wood

Additional Information: The Lobi carve numerous types of objects, ranging from those used every day to figures that embody religious ideals. Bateba (figures) are recognized as living beings, which are placed on the shrines of thila (supernatural spirits) and are able to communicate with one another and to fight off witches.