Female figure - Spirit spouse - Wood - Blolo Bla - BAULE - Ivory Coast

Description
Female figure - Spirit spouse - Wood - Blolo Bla - BAULE - Ivory Coast
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

Ex private collection USA

Among the Baule, the existence of one's otherworld mate is typically encountered by young adults who face specific problems such as infertility, illness, incompatibility with their real life mate or other significant relationships, and even failure to find a real life mate. Once a person is "diagnosed" by a diviner (called a wunnzueyifue and an important member of Baule society), it may be determined the problem can be "cured" or resolved by marriage to a spirit spouse – in which case a "blolo statue", or spirit spouse is commissioned and carved. Male spirit spouses are called blolo bian; females are called blolo bla.

Shipping via Royal Mail (unless requested otherwise) within 24hrs after payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.

Lot details
Object
Female figure - Spirit spouse
Indigenous object name
Blolo Bla
Ethnic group/ culture
BAULE
Region/ country
Ivory Coast
Material
Wood
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
35.5×9×9 cm
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