African art > African Lock > Bamana Lock
Ex-collection French African art.
Targette Bambara, Bamana, consisting of two pieces arranged in cross, the chest, vertical, and the cross, horizontal and equipped with a hollow in which will fit the key. a metal part in the Fine grids are incised on the object and allude to the values and belief bambara. The grid would represent the creative waters and the four cardinal points. The locks, usually owned by women and symbolizing the union of two people, can be offered to them by their husbands at the time of a birth or to celebrate the installation of the wife at her husband's house. These are personal property that can be transmitted to girls and daughters-in-law. Raw wood, matte brown patina. Controlled xylophageal attacks.
Established in central and southern Mali, the ...