Genuine Hornbill Bird Wood Carving // Sejen v.1
Large hand carving of a bird from wood, with a beautiful patina. This form, identified generically by some Senufo speakers as a bird, or sejen, does not necessarily represent a specific type of bird. The large carved beak common on many sejen sculptures suggests a species of hornbill. However, Senufo speakers have also associated the sculptures with crows, eagles, vultures, or buzzards.
Individuals sometimes refer to bird sculpture as kasinge, a reference to the first ancestor. The term associates the form with either the mythological founder of humanity or the original architect of the sacred grove that houses the sculpture. When identified as a "mother of the poro child," the sculpture celebrates the authority and leadership of poro elders who are considered the metaphorical mothers of junior poro initiates. Such creations accordingly serve as a guardian of young poro initiates.
7.5"L x 5"W x 16.5"H
- OriginCôte D'ivoire
— Weight: 1.6 lb
Please Note: You will receive the exact object in the photos.
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