African terracotta vase of the Lobi people

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Art Lobi, African people from Ivory Coast. from Burkina Faso and Ghana

The Lobi people, who mainly reside in the border regions between Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Ghana, are renowned for their rich artistic heritage. Their art is steeped in spirituality and functionality, closely reflecting their way of life and beliefs. Woodcarvings feature prominently in their artistic expression, with works varying from the famous "Bateba" protective statues to the ritual masks used in tribal ceremonies. These sculptures are often characterized by clean geometric shapes and remarkable stylization. Additionally, the Lobi are skilled in the creation of musical instruments, metal jewelry, and the art of pottery. Their unique art continues to fascinate art lovers and scholars alike as it speaks to their history, culture and deep spiritual connection.

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