Basket - Leather, Raphia - Toussian - Burkina Faso

Basket - Leather, Raphia - Toussian - Burkina Faso
Mid 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

A Tussian Wedding basket made of 11 little basket imbricated like a Russian doll.

H= 25 cm,

CONDITION: Good conditin, Dark patina outside, light honey raphia color inside. some of the raphia on the inside boxes is damaged.
On he side of the basket there is a little tin collectors coin, some letters are written on it (Totem??) but could not really read it.

Toussian, living Northern in Burkina Faso, are related to the Lobi.
Various ceremonies are held each year at the household shrines. For instance, at the end of the farming season, the abundance of grain is celebrated with dancing. Ceremonies also accompany events such as births, marriages, and deaths. The most important ceremonies, however, center on initiations into secret societies. Their traditional animistic beliefs is that non-human objects have spirits.

Lot details
Ethnic group/ culture
Region/ country
Burkina Faso
Leather, Raphia
Mid 20th century
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
25×17×17 cm
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