Lot: 12093e vente aux enchères Tribal Art
Chasse-mouches "nandwa blawa"
Côte d'Ivoire, Baoulé
|Provenance||Taille||Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation|
|Dieter Schaffner, Groß-Gerau, Germany||H: 120 cm||Vendu|
wood, gold foil, cloth, animal hair (horse-tail),
Fly-whisks are part of the regalia of chiefs and notables, and are set in front of them on public occasions serving as a sign of rank and status. As vital component of the "aja" (sacred family inheritance) they were crucial items in funerary displays honoring recently deceased elders.