Authentic Senufo Bird Sculpture Large
Story behind the product ~ Bird figures are among the many art forms associated with Poro, a society of initiated Senufo men. In some Senufo villages, the bird sculptures are kept in the sacred grove of Poro, where they stand guard protecting the members. Poro and its art forms continue to play roles in Senufo society, although the bird figures have become rare. Senufo bird figures refer to both the physical and intellectual aspects of life, which together assure the continuation of the community.
The bird has been hand carved from one piece of wood, with detailing of elaborate brass work showcased across its wings and belly. Each Kalau Bird is a unique artefact. They have been passed down through the generations, a possession with a story and rich history. If you would like specific images, please ask.
Country of origin ~ Ivory Coast, Africa
Materials ~ Copper, metal, wood
Dimensions ~ All measurements are approximate.
No:1 ~ 15cm W x 65cm H
No:2 ~ 21cm W x 60cm H
This piece has been intricately created by hand. Small imperfections do not detract from the beauty, they are to be celebrated as individual, making each and every piece unique with tiny little differences.
Note about shipping ~ Freight is not calculated at checkout as we will individually source the best price for your order. Freight quotes are based on volume of stock and destination.