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Baule Chieftain's Power Emblem/ Flywhisk Regalia Airplane Motif (2)
- Baule Chieftain's Power Emblem/ Flywhisk Regalia Airplane Motif (2)
- Ca. 1940-50
- Flywhisks in Africa served two functions, the first being used to prevent insects from alighting on people or food. They were also part of a Leader or Chieftain's Regalia, a symbol of Power and Authority that would accompany the Chieftain during most of his Official Duties.
- Approx. 15 1/2" tall
- Materials: finely carved and incised Hardwood with Real Gold Leaf expertly applied, Horse Hair and Fabric wrap.
- Mounted on a custom made solid brass base.
- From Cote d'Ivoire