Authentic Voodo female Fon Boccio wooden fetish figure with textiles and a wax sacrificial layer. Oozing patina.
Height: 35 cm , 36 cm on the metal stand.
From a private collection in the Netherlands, then in the german collection of Wikinkonde.
Bochio are very powerful and very personal objects. An individual may make one for protection, to harm an enemy, or to ensure personal success. The bochio is made in secret, so that only the owner knows its composition and purpose. Some materials, however, have consistent functions. The bochio is put in the ground in front of a shrine or in some other spiritually significant location. Bocio operate at the crossroads between the spiritual and the human realms.
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- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- 1st half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 35×14×10 cm