Calao Bird (Great Hornbill) - Ivory Coast
Made by the Senufo an ethnolinguistic group composed of diverse subgroups of Gur-speaking people living in an area spanning from southern Mali and the extreme western corner of Burkina Faso to Katiolain Ivory Coast. One group, the Nafana, is found in north-western Ghana. The Senufo are predominantly an agricultural people cultivating millet, yams, peanut, and rice.
Daily life for the Senufo people revolves around the religious rituals that enable them to placate the deities they respect and fear through means of divination practices and the wearing of specially crafted brass jewelry.
Interesting piece, an antique!
Made in Western Africa by the Senufo tribe
Length: 139 cm
Width: 72 cm
Weight: 12.5 kg