Statue - Wood - "blolo bla" épouse de l'au-delà - Baoulé - Côte d'Ivoire

Statue - Wood - "blolo bla" épouse de l'au-delà - Baoulé - Côte d'Ivoire
1st half 20th century - Good

The weight of the stand is included. The dimensions were taken without the stand.

Ancient African Feminine Figurine/Fetish, "wife from the hereafter” 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 represents everything of the other side of life; in case an argument occurs between a Baule man and woman, one would blame a mythical spouse from the hereafter of disrupting the household, probably because it 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 or fertility.

Objects are sent with a certificate of authenticity signed by Michel DERMIGNY, Vanikoro Gallery, insured shipment with track & trace.

We guarantee quality parcels. Parcels are sent via an express parcel service (Colissimo) of the French Post, with track & trace. Shipment worldwide.

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

Lot details
Indigenous object name
"blolo bla" épouse de l'au-delà
Ethnic group/ culture
Region/ country
Côte d'Ivoire
1st half 20th century
Sold with stand
35×7×8.5 cm
1.36 kg
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