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Lobi Figural Slingshot Burkina Faso African Art

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SKU
136857
$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) 7.5
Width (in) 4
Depth (in) 1.5
Overall Condition Good. 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 Splits on front and backside

Additional Information: The Lobi migrated into Burkina Faso from present day Ghana around 1770, and many of them crossed the border into contemporary Côte d'Ivoire over the next hundred years or so in search of uncultivated lands. Although Lobi villages are often very independent and so politically disorganized, they managed to put up a strong resistance to French colonialization.