Fly whisk, Baule, Ivory Coast.

A very fine Baule prestige fly whisk with animal hair. The top of the handle has a finely carved janus-headed buffalo mask with tribe-typical facial features.

Materials: Wood, rope, fabric and animal (probably horse) hair.

Condition; glossy patina, min. dam. and evident use and age. On MDF / iron base.

Total length approximately: 95 cm - 37.4 inch.

Provenance: Joseph Franzen, Heerlen, The Netherlands. 

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