Lovely and Rare Pair of Ceremonial Axes
These objects named Hamba are used by the Baka (Pygmies from Cameroon).
Unsettled hunter-gatherers, they have a trading relationship with their neighbours the Bantu, who are farmers.
The iron constitutes the dowry for marriage.
Vegetable ties, typical of the Pygmies, are fastened around the neck and the waist. The hands are folded on the body, a typical posture of the Pygmies.
Lovely honey coloured patina.
- Total nr of items
- Pair of ceremonial girls
- Indigenous object name
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Iron, Wood
- 2nd half 20th century
- Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 38×5×0 cm
- 2 kg