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Stunning Old Lobi Bateba  Head On Stand 20 inch African Burkina Faso
Stunning Old Lobi Bateba  Head On Stand 20 inch African Burkina Faso
Stunning Old Lobi Bateba  Head On Stand 20 inch African Burkina Faso
Stunning Old Lobi Bateba  Head On Stand 20 inch African Burkina Faso
Stunning Old Lobi Bateba  Head On Stand 20 inch African Burkina Faso
Stunning Old Lobi Bateba  Head On Stand 20 inch African Burkina Faso
Stunning Old Lobi Bateba  Head On Stand 20 inch African Burkina Faso
Stunning Old Lobi Bateba  Head On Stand 20 inch African Burkina Faso
Stunning Old Lobi Bateba  Head On Stand 20 inch African Burkina Faso
Stunning Old Lobi Bateba  Head On Stand 20 inch African Burkina Faso
Stunning Old Lobi Bateba  Head On Stand 20 inch African Burkina Faso
Stunning Old Lobi Bateba  Head On Stand 20 inch African Burkina Faso

Stunning Old Lobi Bateba Head On Stand 20 inch African Burkina Faso

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Stunning Carved from a dense and strong woodOld Lobi Bateba sculpture of a head with crest   20 "inch  by 5.25 " d by 4.25 " w Equipped with custom black iron base 4.75" by 4.25"  for stability, these items are ready for immediate display.   shows losses due to age and use in the base and a hole in the head overall good condition pls check pictures for condition The Lobi, who live in Burkina Faso and Ghana, revere spirits known as Thil, and build a variety of shrines dedicated to them. The "bateba," which range in size from four to twenty inches, are believed to embody the Thil spirits. They are looked upon as living beings, charged with special powers, who move, fight against witches, and have intercourse with each other. They are a link between the villagers and the Thil, and thus are essential to the harmony of the village. Lobi art, crude and earthy, yet profound in its own way, has gained increasing popularity among collectors. As the Lobi have always known, refinement and decoration are not required to stir the heavens, or move one's soul.AMAZING IN PERSON