Couple of sculptures Blolo Bian & Blolo Bla - Baule - Ivory Coast

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Couple of sculptures Blolo Bian & Blolo Bla - Baule - Ivory Coast
Second half 20th century - good condition

- Origin: Ivory coast
- Name of the tribe: Baule / Baoule
- Material: Wood / pigment / beads
- Height: +/- 36 cm
- Weight (in grams) : 1265 gr

The Sculptures are a representation of the spouse of the spiritual world.
According to the Baule beliefs, men and women usually have a spiritual husband (Blolo Bian) or a spiritual wife (Blolo Bla) which will appear in their dreams

In order to appease the spirit, the soothsayer of the village will commission the creation of a figurine.

Once it is carved, the sculpture will be placed in the room of the man or the woman who ordered it, and it will receive food offerings, palm oil... it can be asked for advice,

This sculptures have a very serene expression and present several scarifications.

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