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From everyday objects they were, spoons, ladles and other kitchen utensils have become true works of art finding their place in any collection of tribal art.


Spoon Dan anthropomorphic
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Ex-collection French tribal art.
The usual objects in African art. A figurative sculpture whose anthropomorphic handle depicts a female naked body in a dynamic attitude evoking a dance movement. It relies on legs with vigorous muscles, spread and semi-flexed, carried by digitized feet. Traditional scarifications are written in the ears. The column bust has an umbilical ledge. Grainy, sainy skate. Slight cracks around the edge of the spoon.
The tribal art of the dan also produces objects for everyday use, including the famous carved wooden spoons, Wakémia , used in festive ceremonies, and granted by the villagers to a particularly generous and hospitable woman. The woman will use it to serve the meal and will gladly brandish it at the Hospital Woman's ". For the Dan of Côte ...


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Ceremonial spoon Mangbetu
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African art > Spoon > Spoon Mangbetu

The mangbetu's ceremonial objects have a wide variety, such as this prestigious spoon whose anthropomorphic handle borrows the silhouette of a woman wearing traditional body motifs, inspired by the tattoos of the neighboring Asua pygmies, evolving according to the circumstances. She also wears the famous headdress that resulted from compression by raffia ties of the cranial box from an early age. The hair was later \


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Spoon Wakémia of Dan
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African art > Spoon > Spoon Dan

The usual objects in African art.
Figurative sculpture whose anthropomorphic handle represents a female body in a dynamic attitude. It relies on legs with curved muscles, spread and semi-flexed, carried by large digitized feet. Traditional scarifications are inscribed on the whole body. The column bust is arched. Dark, lapped skate. Around the eroded spoon.
The tribal art of the dan also produces objects for everyday use, including the famous carved wooden spoons, Wakémia , used in festive ceremonies, and granted by the villagers to a particularly generous and hospitable woman. The woman will use it to serve the meal and will gladly brandish it at the Hospital Woman's ". For the Dan of Côte d'Ivoire, also called Yacouba, two distinct universes are opposed: that of the village, ...


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Spoon Dan Wakemia
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African art > Usual african items > Spoon Dan

The usual objects in African art.
The tribal art of the dan also produces objects for everyday use, including the famous carved wooden spoons, Wakémia , used in festive ceremonies, and granted by the villagers to a particularly generous and hospitable woman. The woman will use it to serve the meal and will gladly brandish it at the Hospital Woman's ". As in many cases, this spoon features a handle featuring a female body with curved muscles, adorned with traditional body scarifications. Erosions on the upper edge. Light brown, grainy skate.
For the Dan of Côte d'Ivoire, also called Yacouba, two distinct universes are opposed: that of the village, composed of its inhabitants, its animals, and that of the forest, its vegetation and the animals and spirits that populate it. For ...


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Spoon Baoulé Kplé kleple
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African art > Spoon > Spoon Baule

The usual objects have always been the mediums of choice for the artistic expression of African sculptors, especially in Côte d'Ivoire. The rice spoons of the Baoulé, and the neighbouring Dan, were not only intended to be offered to the most hospitable woman in the community, as a trophy. They were used at community meals closing traditional festivals and ritual ceremonies but were also used in fertility rituals: rice was then thrown on the crowd to ensure protection and fertility.

The handle of this ceremonial spoon or shovel is made up of a miniature of the Goli face mask named Kplé kplé yasua, worn by teenagers. These masks exist in black and red, male and female, and dance in turn, but this attribution varies from village to village. The ornamentation of this prestigious ...


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Spoon Lega anthropozoomorphe
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African art > Spoon > Lega Spoon

Ex-Belgian African art collection.
If Bwami aspirants are symbolically fed during initiation ceremonies, the use of African Lega spoons extends similarly to circumcision rites. The instructor places them in the circumcised's mouth so that he bites it during the operation. The bone or ivory spoons kalukili, or kakili , were, however, the preserve of the highest ranks of the Bwami. Their symbolism is associated with masks and statuettes with the proverbs and sayings of lega society. Within the Lega, the Bwami society, open to men and women, organized social and political life. There were up to seven levels of initiation, each associated with emblems. Following their exodus from Uganda in the 17th century, the Lega settled on the west bank of the Lualaba River in the DRC. Also called ...

Beembé Ritual Spoon
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African art > Usual african items > Beembe Spoon

Ex-Belgian African art collection.
This statuette with a stretched bust, camped on muscular lower limbs and broad feet, forms the handle of our spoon. The face of a beautiful oval is wearing the characteristic cap. Sometimes set with ivory, earthenware or horn, almond eyes are hollowed out. There is a crack on the edge of the spoon. Very nice oiled patina honey color. Established on the plateaus of the People's Republic of Congo ex. Brazzaville, the small group of The Babembé was influenced by the Rites and Culture Téké, but especially by that of the Kongo.Before a hunt, for it to be fruitful, the nga-bula , village chief, intercede with ancestors through statuettes kneeling in the position of a hunter. The idealized representations of male ancestors, kitebi or bimbi consecrated by ...


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Dan Wakémia double spoon
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African art > Usual african items > Dan Wakémia double spoon

Ex-collection French African art

symbols of hospitality in traditional African art For the Dan of Ivory Coast, also called Yacouba, two very distinct universes are opposed: that of the village, composed of its inhabitants, of its animals, and that of the forest, its vegetation and the animals and the spirits that populate it.To these spirits settle, a specific area of ​​the forest is designated and still preserved outside the villages dan. are also required in order to communicate through these spirits.Different types of dan masks have been listed, each with a specific function.The Dan tribal art is also distinguished by its everyday objects, of which the famous carved wooden spoons, Wakémia, used during festive ceremonies, and granted by the villagers to a particularly ...


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Ceremonial spoon Tabwa
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Former Belgian private collection of African art Jan Putteneers.

Anthropomorphic spoons are recurrent in African art. This one is distinguished by the quality and finesse of its sculpture. We find the typical headdress pulled back and long. The heart-shaped face is slightly reminiscent of that of some Fang.

The Tabwa are an ethnic group in southeastern DRC. Simple farmers without centralized power, they united around tribal leaders after being influenced by the Luba. It was during this period that their artistic current was expressed mainly through statues but also through masks.
The Tabwa worshipped ancestors and dedicated some of their statues to them. Animists, their beliefs are anchored around ngulu, nature spirit present in plants and rocks.


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