This is a terrific Vintage Ogoni Igbo Marionette. This African Folk Art Male Portrait Figure is a "Staff" like Puppet, whose mouth will move by pushing a stick up a hole that runs up through the figure, the stick included is not original to the puppet, but works. This is a Mid-Century to late 20th Century piece. Beautifully carved from wood with great painted details.
This piece is in excellent vintage condition, with definite signs of age and wear. See 5th photo as there is a chip out of one back corner of the base, certainly nothing distracting, all just adds to the vintage charm. Please Zoom the photos to appreciate all the details, as well as to best understand overall condition.
The Ogoni people (also known as the Ogonis) are people in the region of Southeastern Senatorial district in Rivers State Nigeria. They now number about over two million people and live in a 1,050-square-kilometre (404-square-mile) homeland which they also refer to as Ogoni, or Ogoniland. The Ogoni have been demonstrably populating the eastern edge of the Niger Delta in Nigeria for 500 years.
Piece measures 31" tall, figure alone is 16.25" tall. 8" wide at the hands and 6" total depth.
See our full collection of Handmade and Folk Art here -
*See our selection of Contemporary Art selections at www.wilshepherd.com
Happy to combine shipping for most items, paintings and art excluded unless shipped with like items.
See our Parent Shop for a full range of Fine Vintage and Antiques, and our Collection of Unique One of a Kind Wil Shepherd Studio Creations, including Jewelry, Sculpture and Housewares at:
Please look at photos closely, ask questions, and request more photos if needed, within reason, to assure confidence, as we do not take returns. Thank you so much.
Like us on Facebook for Updates, specials and sales. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wil-Shepherd-at-Etsy/137310366331474?ref=tn_tnmn
Payment can be made through Etsy Payments. Checks and Money Orders are not accepted. Etsy does now collect State Taxes for sales where applicable.
OFFERs: If an offer is made and accepted either from the buyer, or from myself, offers stand for 48 hours. If item is not purchased within a 48 hour time frame of agreed upon negotiated price, offer is considered void.
All items are photographed at the time of packing to insure item purchased is the item which was shipped. As well they are photographed throughout the packing process to insure proper documentation of proper packing procedures should a issue of damage occur.
Please be patient, as it may take a few extra day to get your package out, due to high volume. We will ship promptly, on the soonest, most practical day after the transaction has cleared. If you want it sooner drop me a note and I will see what I can do, I will always try, but I am like you, working....and sometimes do have a short delay, but will be clear in the event.
We ship both USPO as well as Fedex Ground. If there are concerns, please inquire. Fedex comes with an automatic coverage of 100.00. If you wish to have it shipped Signature Required, please specify. Most larger parcels ship via Fedex.
Please double check your ship to address. Be sure the address to ship to is current and correct. In the event the address is incorrect we cannot be responsible for delays, or mis deliveries.
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
I do NOT take returns, so please look carefully, ASK LOTS OF QUESTIONS. I will work with you to resolve any issues, but ask for more photos, and information if you are not sure about anything. PLEASE NOTE all items are described to the best of my ability, I do try to research everything, and on some items make my best educated guess, PLEASE REQUEST MORE PHOTOS. I can only tell you what I know. In the event there is a damage, which is unlikely if you review our Feedback. But should there be a mishap we must receive notice within 48 hours. It will be YOUR responsibility to either ask for insurance. In the unlikely event you receive your shipment damaged, YOU MUST KEEP ALL, ALL, Packing Materials, or there will be no way to assist in a refund. We will also need clear well lit photos of any and all damages. If we do come to an agreement to refund, shipping will be your responsibility, as well item must be returned within 2 weeks of tracking DELIVERED date. We will do all we can to assist. Thank you.
All work is clearly photographed and is AS IT APPEARS. Please request more photos should you need a better look, I do have a macro on my camera, so I can photo very small details if you so need.