Ancestor statue - Wood - Fétiche "waka-sona" représentant un "blolo bla" (épouse de l'au-delà). - Baoulé - Ivory Coast

Description
Ancestor statue - Wood - Fétiche "waka-sona" représentant un "blolo bla" (épouse de l'au-delà). - Baoulé - Ivory Coast
1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

African Feminine “Wife from the Hereafter” Figurine/Fetish in wood from the Baule ethnic group of Ivory Coast - “Waka-Sona” Fetish (wooden being in Baule) representing a “Blolo Bla” (wife from the hereafter).

The Blolo corresponds to everything which is on the other side of life. When an argument occurred within the couple, one would blame a mythical spouse from the hereafter, considering that he/her would disturb the household, because it probably is a soul seeking for its memories, couples would regain seduction and peace within the household by consecrating one day a week to this spirit from the hereafter, in order to calm and honour it, to improve the couple’s relationship.

Objects are sent with a certificate of authenticity, including the provenance of this mask, a professional invoice and track & trace.

We guarantee high quality packaging by using 100% reliable delivery service. Parcels are sent from Monday to Saturday, via an express parcel service (Colissimo) of the French Post, with track & trace. Shipment throughout Europe.

You can view and/or pick up the piece in Ajaccio, 20090 France.

Lot details
Object
Ancestor statue
Indigenous object name
Fétiche "waka-sona" représentant un "blolo bla" (épouse de l'au-delà).
Ethnic group/ culture
Baoulé
Region/ country
Ivory Coast
Material
Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
37×8×9 cm
Weight
0.56 kg
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