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Staff for a Champion Cultivator

Accession Number
1997/1.170

Title
Staff for a Champion Cultivator

Artist(s)
Senufo

Artist Nationality
Senufo (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
20th century

Medium & Support
carved wood and yarn

Dimensions
46 7/16 in x 3 1/8 in x 3 3/16 in (118 cm x 8 cm x 8.1 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Douglas C. Kelley

Label copy
This staff honors the champion cultivator who suffers for the sake of the community. Throughout the cultivating season, staff bearers walk behind the young competitors who hoe from dawn till dusk to the sound of music and to promises of a beautiful bride through a marriage arranged by the community elders.

Primary Object Classification
Sculpture

Collection Area
African

Rights
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