Monday, March 15, 2010

Pende Ivory Whistle - Congo, New Aquisitions

Two-note whistles, such as the one on offer, were used by the Pende to call people back from the bush or village and as a means of communicating for help during the hunt.Rich, honey patina from years of use and wear. One side is worn through from use - this was obviously a deeply treasured personal possession.

Height: 3 1/4"

Marc and Denyse Ginzberg Collection

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