Dan Wakemia Spoon - SOLD OUT

Within the Dan communities of Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia, there are ceremonial spoons called Wakemia or Wunkirmian. Their dimensions can vary quite strongly. They often come in the form of a common anthropomorphic object as is the case here, the lower part of the spoon given a trunk and nicely sculpted legs.
Note on the back of the spoon, the presence of a beautiful work of very fine sculptures. The crusty patina suggests that this spoon collected in the 60s but probably being much older has been used many times.
The anthropomorphic spoons Wakemia and Wunkirmian was the award given to the most welcoming women in the village. This collector's item as a whole testifies to the skill of the Dan sculptors and a fortiori of the one who created this work. Item collected by a french doctor in Côte d'Ivoire.

Sold out
Make an Offer

Your Offer is sent.

Your Offer is accepted, please check your inbox.

  •     *Required Fields

Loading

00916

Data sheet

Presumed dating
Circa 1940
Size
42 x 11 cm
Ethnic group
Dan
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Ivory Coast
Origin
Tribal Art Collection Italy
Condition
Excellent

You might also like