Yemi - Bata Dancer  
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Bata Dancer - Ebony
The Bata Dancer is prominent in the western region of Nigeria, home of the Yoruba Tribe. Associated with Sango – God of Thunder – the Bata Dancer dances to the beat of the Bata drum.
Traditional Bata Dancers worshiped Sango, and in some cases would perform some magical display. Today there are professional Bata dancers who are experts in the specific rhythms, techniques, and steps of Bata dancing
Sometimes an entire family will get involved, and they are called a Bata Family

This delightful piece stands just over 12 inches tall, and weighs 16 ounces. The Bata Dancer is crafted from beautiful local Mahogany wood.