Statue Totem Serpent :: (STAT-GUI-BAGA-002)

$430.00

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Description

The serpent, Kakilambe, is a protective spirit that presides over young men’s initiation camps. It appears in the village on ritual days to announce the return of the boys as men. Some versions are worn as headdresses. Baga snake headpiece is an emblem of Bansonyi, men’s secret association. As receptacle for the most powerful spirit, bansongyi is believed to be the strongest adversary of sorcery and destructive forces that could endanger the well-being of the village. Bansongyi also appears at the funeral celebrations of the most important members of the community. They were held on the shoulders of a dancer. There are also other masks combining human and animal features.

Statue Information

Country of Origin…………….. Guinea
Culture………………………… Baga
Function……………………….. Protection
Dimensions……………………. 179 x 15 x 11cm

How to Purchase
This work is too large to ship with AusPost and must be sent via courier. Please contact us to arrange purchase:
(03) 9525 3073
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Additional information

Weight 11 kg
Dimensions 179 x 15 x 11 cm

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