Traditionally women would carry these by the figure's arm and "pound" the ground along to the rhythm of the beating drums. Arms of the piece has clear fading (where women normally hold it during the initiations celebrations). The bottom has some evidence that it was pounded to the ground some pounding.The patina is so beautiful. Scarification marks on her face, cheeks, temples, chest, and legs. Eyes closed and arms to her side as if it is in communication with the spirit world. This is a beautiful piece. The patina is so beautiful and the wood still sweats adding to the beauty. She has clear scarification marks on her cheek, temples, chest, and legs to identify her ethnic group. Although the Senufo people are spread through Ivory Coast and west of Burkina Faso, this piece is from Burkina Faso. So there will be defects, cracks, repairs, and general imperfections related to these activities. IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU SEE PLEASE MAKE ME A REASONABLE OFFER. The item "29 inch Senufo Rhythm Pounder or Deble from Burkina Faso early 20th C" is in sale since Thursday, November 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Sculptures & Statues". The seller is "tribalmotifs" and is located in Granger, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.