Archive | April, 2016

Bateba Statues of the Lobi People

The Lobi are an ethnic group that originated in what is today Ghana. The name Lobi originates from two Lobiri words; lou (meaning forest) and bi (meaning children), literally ‘Children of the forest’. The Lobi do not use masks. Instead, they create male and female spirit figures called bateba with heads sculpted on top of […]