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Baga Sitemu Caryatid Drum

This Caryatid female carved figure supporting the drum above called “a-ndef” are owned and only used by Baga women’s important ritual, political, and social societies. This functional sculpture depicts a woman kneeling while carrying a drum on her head while holding her breasts. Traditional red polychrome painted with large drum on top. Motherhood is a principal criterion for entry. Women play this type of drum at their ceremonies, and its music lets residents of both the supernatural and mundane worlds know about the ceremony. The songs and iconography of individual drums tell of women’s power, parenting, and problems in the community. Signs of age and use . Guinea Circa 1920s


18"w × 18"d × 44"h

Colors & Materials

Brown, Red, Wood

Shipping Policy

MIX Furniture ships to anywhere in the US.

  Shipping included in price!




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MIX Furniture

Los Angeles, CA

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Design MIX Furniture Inc. is a premier designer resource based in Los Angeles. MIX directly imports of one of a kind unique found objects and furniture from around the world. The proprietors are experienced art collectors and designers that have been sourcing a wide range of specialty and eclectic accessories, architectural elements, lighting, stone, art, textiles, ethnic objects, and industrial pieces since 1997.

While visiting our beautiful and expansive indoor/outdoors showrooms, you will find an exquisite range of one of a kind antiquities and garden pieces as well as eclectic repurposed furniture constructed from reclaimed woods imported from Asia, Morocco, Africa, India, Thailand, Indonesia as well as Industrial pieces from both USA and abroad. All pieces are hand selected by the owners and displayed for your viewing in person or online.

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