11 inch Original Small Hornbill Statue from Ivory Coast
Small Hornbill Ivory Coast
The bird symbolism is related to the belief that the birds are gardians of the sacred forests, where young men go to be initiated.
The Hornbill is very much represected in statue work.
This collection of contemporary statues were made for Equatorial by Mamadou Sorho and his family. Each piece is hand carved using a small axe taking many patient hours or work.