I really don’t know where to begin, so I will just take a stab with this horse rider figure from the Bamana tribe of Mali. All of the items I’ll be sharing are antiques, which is what my personal collection is made up of. I don’t always know a lot about my pieces and why they exist. The general rule of thumb is that these items were made for tribal use by diviners and representative of revered ancestors. This figure is quite valuable due to its quality and rarity.
While pieces from my personal collection tend to be outside of most folks’ budget, I do have thousands of objects that are in the $30 to $300 range, and if you’re interested, visit the warehouse/show room in Barton/Eagle Creek.