Lot: 17689th Tribal Art Auction
Figural carved dance staff "khuluor"
Burkina Faso, Lobi
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|H: 25 inch||This object is not available anymore.|
wood, base Figurative staffs were once carried in dance. Today the practice has all but ended. They also served as protective devices to insure safety when travelling outside the home or the village area. Beyond that safe zone, all is fraught with danger from alien "koteé" spirits. The carved figures are called "dàgol", personal protective spirits to ward off malevolent spirits.