SENUFO "SEJEN" BIRD STAFF FINIALS



SENUFO
Sejen Bird Finial 1
21" wide. x 4" high x 8" deep
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SENUFO
Sejen Bird Finial 2
10.75" wide x 3.75" high x 6" deep 
$1000

 SENUFO
Sejen Bird Finial 3
17.75" wide x 3.25" high x 7.5" deep
$500

 

SENUFO
Sejen Bird Finial 4
15.5" wide x 4" high x 7.5" deep
$500

Photographs © Tim Hamill

SENUFO, "SEJEN" BIRD STAFF FINIALS, Ivory Coast

These Senufo "Sejen" bird staff finials have been vetted as being authentic with significant signs of use and age.

Single, double or triple birds were used in hoe competitions and were displayed on high posts to show the importance of the harvest. The young men, under time pressure, would set up a yam or cotton fields with hoes. The birds on posts were also used as a sign of respect during funerals.

 

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