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.