This rare carved wood depicts a "behique" (shaman) in a trace state, seated on a Duho (carved seat) engaged in a Cohoba ritual. Was a shamanic ritual in which the. Mediated between men and the gods to ensure the well-being of the individuals and society.Communication with gods was achieved by snuffing a hallucinogenic drug called cohoba. Dimensions: 10.5" Height x 6.75" Width (Shoulder to shoulder) x 3.5 Depth. Condition: Antique - wear and patina is commensurate with its age. There is a white mark (paint maybe) on the right arm. Please see all pictures and ask questions.
This is a very old item. From an Old Caribbean family collection. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "antiki2012" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.