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Attie Female Sculpture, Lagoon Area, Ivory Coast, African Tribal Statue

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller joburger63 (1,131) 99.2%, Location: Oakleigh, Victoria, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 132802504191 Item: Attie Female Figure Size: 37.5 x 9 x 6 cm. Medium: Carved Wood & pigment Origin: Southern Lagoon Area, Ivory Coast (see ethnographic notes below.) Shipping For international shipping, we offer Registered Airmail (6 to ten days) For domestic shipping, we use Ordinary Parcel Post or Express Post both with Tracking. Purchases will be shipped no later than one business day following receipt of payment. We can provide quotes for insurance, please ask for a quote at time of purchase. For international customers who want a tracking service, we offer International Express with tracking, please request a quote prior to purchase. ReturnsAfrican Origins sells tribal objects which have been used, in some cases, for many, many years. We ask that you carefully study the photographs relating to each object prior to committing to purchase. In the event that you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, we accept refunds within seven days of purchase. We offer a full refund or a credit note valid for twelve months, which ever you prefer. Return postage is paid by the purchaser in all cases. About African Origins African Origins has been trading online since 2007. We are constantly on the look out for interesting objects to add to our collection. Our tribal collection is sourced from tribal dealers, auction houses, private collections the world over and also collected in the field.. Where possible, we will specify the provenance of important individual tribal objects. Feedback The success of African Origins depends on positive feedback. If you are happy with your purchase, please leave positive feedback and we will do the same for you. If you are not happy, please contact us first before leaving negative feedback and we will do all within our power to rectify the problem. The Attie one of a number of small, segmented groups living along the Atlantic coast called the ‘Lagoon Peoples’ who share a common artistic legacy heavily influenced by Akan traditions.Living in the border area between Ghana and the Ivory Coast Akan, Lagoon traditions of art and culture are shared but also reflect influences from peoples inland especially the Baule living north of the Lagoon area. Attie figure carving shows careful execution of face, coiffure and scarification details, with refined forms but no loss of expressiveness and power. The quiet, dignified figures embody spirits from the other world. They functioned as the home of a spirit to whom sacrifices were made and had to be placated with care. Figures were the abode of spirits associated with diviners. In ritual performances the spirit would come out to possess the diviner, causing a trance. The display of the figures would enhance and support the ensuing dance.The distinctive style of the Attie includes more bulbous limbs, with a ryhthm of bulges and constrictions. The heads and eyes are large and scarification is often imitated by small wood pegs. Exhibiting a wide diversity in size, symbolism, intimacy and style., African maternity figures depict the ideals of beauty, fertility, character and action and many signify much more, whether the primordial mother or a legendary founding ancestor. Commonly used as shrine figures, they were often objects of petitions or prayers for fertility and successful births. The prevelance of the maternity theme testifies to the importance of women and children to the continuity of each people Material: Carved Timber, Originating Region: Ivory Coast, Product Type: African Sculpture, Tribe: Attie

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