This is a wonderful African Hand Carved Wood Lobi Female Slingshot from Burkina Faso. Slingshots are popular throughout West Africa. They are usually associated with the major carving cultures of Burkina Faso. This shape and carving of this figure is associated with the Mossi fertility doll carried by the girls and women. Since slingshots are almost always carried by young males, his female image is unique. This is a beautiful representation of the skill and art of wood carving in the Lobi culture. A wonderful Item to display in your home or add to your collection.
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Shows age, a nice patina and in good condition.
7 1/2" tall
2 1/4" wide
1 1/2" deep
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