Botchio Voodoo Fetish
Hard and heavy wood, the patina is eroded because of its exposure over the years to bad weather.
This figure is part of the trunk in which it merged, it is a great Voodoo fetish or Botchio and has mysterious and magical powers, it is in charge of the protection of the inhabitants of his village from prowlers and spirits.
It has a sentinel role, protecting the village, a family or an individual, and is in charge of warding off dangers, guaranteeing order and harmony.
Thus, it can be used as an intermediary between the living and the dead.
Its minimalism is striking: only a single bloc with the stake supports it: it consists in a ghostly silhouette, maintaining a privileged relation with death.
A vigilance in the service of protection.
- Ancestor figure
- Indigenous object name
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Togo / Benin
- Early 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 83×15×20 cm