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Dagara (Gara) or Lobi Female Figure Burkina Faso African Art

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Title Dagara (Gara) or Lobi Female Figure Burkina Faso Africa
Type of Object Carving, Figure, Statue, Sculpture
Country of Origin Burkina Faso or Ghana
People Dagara or Lobi
Materials Wood
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions 31.5 inches H. x 6.5 inches W.
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 Broken arm, arrested bug damage, chips and cracks; see pictures for detail.

Additional Information:  An interesting figure carved out of wood with beautiful, ornately carved scarification patterns.  Such figures where found among a number of peoples from Burkina Faso and Ghana. This comes probably from the Dagara (or Dagaaba) or from the Lobi people where such figures known as Kpin Seble were used as ancestor figures and placed on the family shrine.  This piece is a simple and elegantly sculpted figure, and it would hold a prominent place in any collection.

The Dagara or Daagari people are a small group usually considered as one of the main clans that form the Lobi ethnic group. The Dagara live in south west Burkina Faso spilling over into northern Ghana. The Dagara share language and culture with their neighbors the Lobi.  Little is known about their art, and art objects from this people are extremely rare.