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Basket - Leather, Raphia - Toussian - Burkina Faso

Basket - Leather, Raphia - Toussian - Burkina Faso

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.

Object Basket
Ethnic group/ culture Toussian
Region/ country Burkina Faso
Material Leather, Raphia
Period Mid 20th century
Condition Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand Yes
Dimensions 25×17×17 cm
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