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Early 20 th Century
Size : 100 cm long – 39½ ins long
The traditional peaked hairstyle worn by this figure is that of a Zulu married woman from Kwa-Zulu Natal , at around the turn of the 20 th century . However , it is supposed that these staffs were produced by the migrant Tsonga carvers working in the colony , the most famous of which is known as the ‘Baboon Master’ , who most probably had a workshop in which other similar works were produced by assistants . It is also possible that these staffs were made by different craftsmen who were imitating a successful artist . All of them found a ready market in selling to the European soldiers eager for souvenirs to take home from the Anglo Zulu wars .
|Height||100.00 cm||(39.37 inches)|