A Nice Axe Of The Songye People From Zaire - 7721

The Songye people reside in central Zaire and are known to be masters in metal work. The men of the Songye families carry a axe made in a very interesting blacksmith wrought iron work. Open work blade with twisted rods and little human faces. Here is such a nice example with three holding bars decorated with 8 faces and dots pattern. 10 x 91/2 inches blade, wood haft covered with reptile skin. Very good condition.