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15. Gold leaf covered Fly Whisk (nandwa blawa) - BAULE - Ivory Coast

Gold leaf covered Fly Whisk (nandwa blawa) - BAULE - Ivory Coast

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19th century - Good condition

Reserved for the Baule chief, Ivory coast.
"Cast gold ornaments exhibiting imagery, enhanced the prestige of those who wore them."
The elephant is a royal beast and anyone who killed one had to surrender its tail, tusks and ears to the King.

The elephant crowning the whisk’s handle symbolizes political solidity and strength, while the gold leaf that covers the handle is a metal for leaders. In the 18th century, the Baule queen Abla Poku led her people away from the centralized kingdom of the Asante in Ghana, into present-day central Côte d’Ivoire. Although the Baule became less politically centralized, their arts continued to convey ideas of political power. Fly whisks are held in the right hand, but rested, when not in use, on the left shoulder.
H: 30 cm wood - 50 cm with hair.

Materials: Wood, gold leaf, fibers, rope, red textile, horse hair.
Condition: parts of the gold disappeared, traces of usage.

Can be viewed or picked up, if so desired, at David Norden's Shop in Antwerp.
Sold with a written description of the tribe.

Free delivery. Sent by insured and registered mail with Track & Trace. May also be picked up at David Norden's in Antwerp, by arrangement only.

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Feedback score: 98.5%
Reviews given: 69
Member since: July 1, 2014
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    All ways perfect transactions, excellent seller. Thank you

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    Tutto bene. Oggetto interessante

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    Vendeur de haut niveau, service parfait

    PRIMDAN April 8, 2017

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    great headrest, very quick shipping, always again thanks !!!

    Wodimi March 14, 2017

  • Fantastic pieces, great communication and fast delivery. Great guy, Thank you

    ExquisiteAfricanArt March 6, 2017

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