You haven't verified your email address yet

Catawiki Ethnographic / Tribal art auctions Ethnographic / Tribal art auctionGold leaf covered Fly Whisk (nandwa blawa) - BAULE - Ivory Coast

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

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

The auction you are viewing has now ended

Show current auctions

Valid bid!

In order to place your bid, you'll only need to sign in or create a free account.

Already registered?

Waiting for extension Lot closed Open for bids in Lot closes in:

Auctioneer's estimate

$650 - $1,300 €600 - €1,200 £520 - £1,040

You have the highest bid!

You’ve been outbid!

Current bid $ 216
Next minimum bid $ 238
$ .00
$ .00

All bids exclude the 9% auction fee and cost of shipping. Aside from these, there are no additional costs, and you will not be charged any VAT/sales tax. Please note: All bids are binding.

No bids placed.

$ 216 Bidder 6234
09-11-2014 19:43:31
$ 118 Bidder 6668
09-11-2014 17:53:22
$ 108 Bidder 0469
09-11-2014 11:02:39
$ 81 Bidder 9856
09-11-2014 10:48:53
$ 70 Bidder 6909
09-11-2014 10:32:55
$ 64 Bidder 6668
05-11-2014 20:28:11
$ 59 Bidder 6668
05-11-2014 20:28:03
Congratulations!
You won this lot!
$ 216 Bidder 6234
09-11-2014 19:43:31
View your won lots
Other bids:

No bids placed.

$ 216 Bidder 6234
09-11-2014 19:43:31
$ 118 Bidder 6668
09-11-2014 17:53:22
$ 108 Bidder 0469
09-11-2014 11:02:39
$ 81 Bidder 9856
09-11-2014 10:48:53
$ 70 Bidder 6909
09-11-2014 10:32:55
$ 64 Bidder 6668
05-11-2014 20:28:11
$ 59 Bidder 6668
05-11-2014 20:28:03

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.

Be David Norden Buy African Antiques.  pro

Feedback score: 98.5%
Reviews given: 66
Member since: July 1, 2014
  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically. Would you like to see an automatic translation?
    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

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically. Would you like to see an automatic translation?
    L'achat n'a pu être finalisé mais le vendeur m'a appelé et j'ai accepté ses explications franches et le remboursement.

    pierreguerin2 February 19, 2017

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically. Would you like to see an automatic translation?
    Transaction parfaite

    PRIMDAN February 10, 2017

  • Reclamar a Catawiki a la menor incidencia. La figura llegó mal embalada y rota!. He tenido que devolverla al vendedor y este "señor" no ha querido reembolsarme los gastos. Mal profesional.

    kiti14 January 30, 2017

    Response by seller
    Accidents can happen during transport. the feets of a terracota figure broke during transport.Client has been paid back.

View all 66 reviews

Free shipping

You won't have to pay any shipping costs for this lot.

Delivery

The seller will ship the item(s) within 3 working days after receiving confirmation of payment. Some sellers may offer the possibility of picking up items by arrangement.

Pick Up

You can pick up this lot from the seller: Antwerpen, Belgium.

All auctions
×

Welcome back! Whilst you were away we added the functionality to view auctions and bid in pounds.

Blocked

Your bidding privileges have been revoked due to an outstanding payment. You can no longer place bids.

Once your payment has been processed, your bidding privileges will immediately be restored. Please note: if you choose manual transfer, processing your payment and restoring your bidding privileges may take up to 2 business days. We therefore recommend using one of the direct payment methods available from our payment screen.

Click here to pay

Never miss another special object!

Catawiki auctions off 30,000 special objects every week. Leave your email address, and we will send you free updates on our special objects and great discounts.

No, I'm not interested in special objects or discounts