Wa Chief’s Tunic

£2,750.00

AGB156 – Ceremonial smock for a chief or senior hunter, Waala people, Wa town, north west Ghana, first half of C20th.

1 in stock

Description

Ceremonial smock for a chief or senior hunter, Waala people, Wa town, north west Ghana, first half of C20th. Front view. Hand spun cotton strip weave tailored by hand, leather amulets containing powerful charms. Wearing a garment like this was thought to protect from wild animals, bullets, and the spells of rivals. They are rarely found these days. Condition: one small hole lower front, has clearly been in a dusty corner for many years.

Measures 54 inches x 37, 138 cm x 94.

All items on this site are vintage. That means that they may have a few small marks or blemishes consistent with use. We will try to highlight any significant issues in the description above but in the event you are not happy with your purchase please notify us within 48 hours of receipt and you may return it for a full refund (excluding return shipping costs.)