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Songye Dance Staff Congo African Art 41 Inch

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Title Songye Dance Staff Congo African Art 41 Inch
Type of Object Carving, Figure, Statue, Sculpture
Country of Origin Democratic Republic of Congo
People Songye
Materials Wood, pigment, skin, fibers
Approximate Age Early 20th Century
Height (in) 41
Width (in) 13
Depth (in) 2.5
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 a well worn patina

Additional Information: This dance staff of the Songye tribe is a beautiful and rare specimen. The wooden part of the handle, partly wrapped with leather, turns into a kind of hut. The frame is of braided rattan. The roof of a kind of dried reed. In the little hut there is a carved figurine.