2 Los Di "Kori" ritual dolls - Wood - Ewe - Togo

Description
2 Los Di "Kori" ritual dolls - Wood - Ewe - Togo
Fair

2 Losso or Ewe ‘Di Kori’ ritual Dolls, Togo.

13.5 cm, 12.5 cm.

Bone, beads, wonderful patina of wear due to long use.

These dolls exist throughout almost all western Africa.
This kind of doll made of animal bone, decorated with beads or dressed, is found in central Africa, in Senegal, among the Balante peoples.
The latter belong to Ewe or Losso populations from northern Togo.

This kind of doll, named Di Kori (son of the bone) is crafted with animal bones.
Once the bone was cleaned and dried (sometimes in the fire), the head of the family hands it to the little girl who will personalise it, most often with beads.
Some ethnic groups use these dolls to favour fertility, therefore, the woman will take care of it, as if it was a true child.
After the birth, the fetish becomes a toy for the child.

Lot details
Object
2 Los Di "Kori" ritual dolls
Ethnic group/ culture
Ewe
Region/ country
Togo
Material
Wood
Condition
Fair
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
14×6×3 cm
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