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Stunning and rare walking stick from the Ejagham tribe of Nigeria.
The Ekoi-speaking peoples are best known for their large, skin-covered masks, which may have one, two or even three faces, and for their smaller headpieces, which represent a head or an entire figure. The heads and skin-covered helmet-masks are unique in Africa. Earlier skins of slaves, later skins of antelopes, were used.
Authentic walking / staff stick from the Ekoi people of Nigeria. The wooden stick is covered in antelope skin and decorated with cauri shells. Large piece, total length 97 cm!
Provenance: Justin Barthels, former gallery owner in Maastricht (NL).
Custom made stand is included in this lot!
ETHNIC GROUP/ CULTURE
SOLD WITH STAND