Yoruba Ose Shango (sango) Dance Wood Wand Nigeria Ceremonial West Africa Ethnix For Sale
YORUBA OSE SHANGO AFRICAN HAND HELD DANCE WOOD WAND NIGERIA
Type of Object:DANCE WAND
Ethnic Group: YORUBA
Country of Origin: NIGERIA
Approximate Age: 50+ years
Dimensions: 21`.5" by 7.0" 3.0" OR 52.0 cm by 18.0 cm by 8.0 cm
WEIGHT: 654 grams; 1.45 lbs; 23.10 oz
Overall Condition:Used, EXCELLENT
This Ose Shango dance wand is a used cult object sanctified and empowered with sacrificial fetish material. It is also finely carved and painted with enamel paint. The Shango or Sango cult is an important Yoruba cult in Nigeria.The name Sango allegedly belonged to the 4th Yoruba king who later manifested himself as the Thunder God. He is usually portrayed with a double bladed axe on his head. This staff or dance wand was used during Sango ceremonies. A Sango woman devotee danced and sung holding this staff.
More About the Yoruba:
The word 'Yoruba' describes both a language and a tribe living across Nigeria and the Popular Republic of Benin, in an area of forest and savannah. their origins can be traced back to the end of the first millenium. The enormous slave trade in Nigeria contributed to the diaspora of the Yoruba people and informed spiritual practices in countries such as Haiti. the Yoruba are prolific artists and craftmen. Most Yoruba art objects date between the end of the 19th century and the middle of the 20th century and can often be attributed to a specific carver known by name - an exception in African art.
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