Staff for a Champion CultivatorArtist(s)SenufoArtist NationalitySenufo (culture or style)Object Creation Date20th centuryMedium & Supportcarved wood and yarnDimensions
46 7/16 in x 3 1/8 in x 3 3/16 in (118 cm x 8 cm x 8.1 cm)Credit LineGift of Dr. Douglas C. KelleyLabel 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 ClassificationSculptureCollection AreaAfricanRights
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