Prestige Staff – South Africa
This lovely South African prestige staff shows the classic hallmarks of the woodworking traditions of the region, balancing imagination and playfulness with a refined sense of simplicity and elegance. A stylized male bust with elongated neck provides the focal point. The head, with its delicate mouth, ears and nose, wears a traditional hair ring, or isicoco, and bears ear piercings. Elements of the torso, face and hair are darkened by pokerwork, providing contrast with the warmly patinated lighter wood.