Baule Chieftain's Power Emblem/ Flywhisk Regalia Leopard Motif (3)
$ 2,400.00 $ 1,200.00
- Baule Chieftain's Power Emblem/ Flywhisk Regalia Leopard Motif (3)
- 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