Pair of puppets, Ibibio, Nigeria

This is a rare pair of Ibibio puppets rising from strong legs, carved with a belt, necklace, sloping shoulders merging into movable arms, above a long neck and an oval head with tribe-typical facial features and elaborate coiffures.

Soft light brown wood, spotty patina, polychrome paint, missing parts, glue, insect caused damage, slight traces of abrasion. On wooden base.