Each individual, man or woman, was married since his/her birth to his/her “mystical spouse", the true spouse, who has the privilege of "permanency", compared to the human one.
If a man encounters sexual difficulties, the soothsayer concludes that it is the mystical wife who is jealous of his misconduct and who wants to take revenge.
In order to calm her down, it is necessary to carve a feminine figurine, a blolo bla, a compartment of a human shape representing the mystical wife.
When a woman suffers of miscarriages, is infertile, etc... the soothsayer will order a masculine sculpture, the blolo bian, a human symbol of her mystical husband.
The blolo bla or blolo bian figurine is placed in the bedroom, wrapped in a cloth and must be worshipped and fed.
One day a week, the terrestrial spouse has to lunch alone, in order to be intimate with his/her blolo bla or blolo bian.
Even if married, it is necessary to sleep once a week with his/her sculpture. It would generate erotic dreams...
- Indigenous object name
- Hervé Bouraly (France, Paris)
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Sold with stand
- 33×7×7 cm