2018 Exhibitor Images: Tribal and Textile Show - Objects of Art Shows
Brass Equestrian Figure, Chad

Brass Equestrian Figure, Chad

Kotoko, Chad
Equestrian figure
Copper alloy, H. 6.5cm

The "Kotoko Equestrians, Guardians of the soul " miniature bronze figurines- talismans bearing the horse and rider motif, featuring stylist versatility and strong symbolic meaning in the culture of the African Kotoko people. Similar to amulets worn around the world believed to bring good luck or blessing of the gods. "Kotoko Equestrians" are personal items most often worn as pendants on necklaces or bracelets, which represent a source of spiritual strenght for their owners.

On offer at the 2018 San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show; courtesy Sisi Tatu, Belgium