Maternity figure - Wood - Baoulé - Ivory Coast

Description
Maternity figure - Wood - Baoulé - Ivory Coast
Excellent

Baule Maternity figure

Provenance:
- Giovanni Franco Scanzi, Italy


Giovanni Scanzi published several books on African art : L'art traditional Lobi; Statuaire de Cote Ivoire, etc

Among the Baule, the existence of one's otherworld mate is typically encountered by young adults who face specific problems such as infertility, illness, incompatibility with their real life mate or other significant relationships, and even failure to find a real life mate. Once a person is "diagnosed" by a diviner (called a wunnzueyifue and an important member of Baule society), it may be determined the problem can be "cured" or resolved by marriage to a spirit spouse – in which case a "blolo statue", or spirit spouse is commissioned and carved. Male spirit spouses are called blolo bian; females are called blolo bla.

Shipping via Royal Mail (unless requested otherwise) within 24hrs after payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.

Lot details
Object
Maternity figure
Ethnic group/ culture
Baoulé
Region/ country
Ivory Coast
Material
Wood
Condition
Excellent
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
44×9×9 cm
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