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Buffalo Head Pin

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Item # 80038434
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Price: 35$41.40|$35.00
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Description

This bold pin takes is design from a terracotta buffalo head in The Met collection. The original, produced in the 19th or 20th century by a member of the Ewe peoples of Togo or Ghana, is striking in its execution.

The majority of potters in Ghana are women, and Ewe potters are no exception. The craft has been traditional since at least the 1910s in Kpandu, in eastern Ghana, which is known for its vessels and zoomorphic forms like this buffalo head. They all have a distinctive black shiny surface finish.

While many pieces were created to be sold to tourists, some were also used by Ewe communities. That is probably the case for this buffalo head, which has a patination that could only result from extensive use.

This bold pin takes is design from a terracotta buffalo head in The Met collection. The original, produced in the 19th or 20th century by a member of the Ewe peoples of Togo or Ghana, is striking in its execution.

The majority of potters in Ghana are women, and Ewe potters are no exception. The craft has been traditional since at least the 1910s in Kpandu, in eastern Ghana, which is known for its vessels and zoomorphic forms like this buffalo head. They all have a distinctive black shiny surface finish.

While many pieces were created to be sold to tourists, some were also used by Ewe communities. That is probably the case for this buffalo head, which has a patination that could only result from extensive use.

Details
  • Oxidized brass
  • 2''L x 1 7/8''W
  • Clean with a damp cloth and dry with a soft, clean cloth
  • Imported
Shipping & Returns
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Expedited US shipping (2 days) $13.95 extra
Overnight shipping $22.95 extra

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