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Stunning Old Lobi Shrine Male  Figure Bateba 17 inch   African Burkina Faso
Stunning Old Lobi Shrine Male  Figure Bateba 17 inch   African Burkina Faso
Stunning Old Lobi Shrine Male  Figure Bateba 17 inch   African Burkina Faso
Stunning Old Lobi Shrine Male  Figure Bateba 17 inch   African Burkina Faso
Stunning Old Lobi Shrine Male  Figure Bateba 17 inch   African Burkina Faso
Stunning Old Lobi Shrine Male  Figure Bateba 17 inch   African Burkina Faso
Stunning Old Lobi Shrine Male  Figure Bateba 17 inch   African Burkina Faso
Stunning Old Lobi Shrine Male  Figure Bateba 17 inch   African Burkina Faso
Stunning Old Lobi Shrine Male  Figure Bateba 17 inch   African Burkina Faso
Stunning Old Lobi Shrine Male  Figure Bateba 17 inch   African Burkina Faso
Stunning Old Lobi Shrine Male  Figure Bateba 17 inch   African Burkina Faso

Stunning Old Lobi Shrine Male Figure Bateba 17 inch African Burkina Faso

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 Stunning Old Lobi Shrine Male  resting Figure Bateba 17 inch  by  6.5 " on black wood  stand  7" by 5.5" .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.
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