Musical instrument (1) - Beads, Cotton, Wood - Bangwa - Cameroon

Description
Musical instrument (1) - Beads, Cotton, Wood - Bangwa - Cameroon
1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

Musical instrument "SALZA" from BANGWA
This traditional musical instrument is found in many Central African peoples with some technical and stylistic variations.
Originally, it accompanied certain collective rituals or private invocations, to resonate with spirits.
Indeed, in essence the music was sacred.
This piece is BANGWA: very old, it is decorated with an ancestor statuette and with bamboo slats.
The ancestor's face is chubby with remains of red blush, the open hands framing this one.
He wears a necklace of old pearls and his head is covered with a golden cotton cap.
Rare piece, belonging to an important character, in very good condition.



Provenance : Private Belgian collection


Certification on request


Shipping : Insured, tracked and traced
Pick up possible at our gallery in Brussels (Sablon)

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Musical instrument
Ethnic group/ culture
Bangwa
Region/ country
Cameroon
Material
Beads, Cotton, Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
54×0×0 cm
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