A FINE BAULE FLY WHISK EX GOLD LEAF, IVORY COAST W. AFRICA (No 4427)

Price
$85
This is a fine, prestige object from the Baule
people of the Ivory Coast west Africa. A fly.
whisk handle which would have been
covered in gold leaf. The horse tail would
have once been attached with nails. A glitter-
ing symbol of power and wealth, owned by a
Baule chief Features four birds on the top of
the wood handle. The patina is as one would
expect from under gold leaf- it is dryish. In
good condition, with wear. We guarantee that
this item has been tribally used. Height 25cm
approx

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