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Maternity Waka sona Baule (N° 18266)

Represented seated, this sculpture carved from a particularly dense wood, forms an idealized figuration of motherhood and fertility. Featuring the refined baoulé headdress arranged in a topless bun and a mat-finishing shell in the neck, it also sports traditional keloids.
Dark Mepatine speckled with a light ritual coating. A section of the seat is missing.
The Waka-Sona statue being of wood in baoulé, evoke a assed oussou, being from the earth. They are part of a type of statues intended to be used as a medium tool by the soothsayers komian, the latter being selected by the spirits asye usu in order to communicate the revelations of the afterlife. The second type of statues are the spouses of the afterlife, male, Blolo bian or feminine, the blolo bia .

A sixty ethnic groups populate Côte d'Ivoire, including the Baoulé, in the centre, the people of the savannah, practising hunting and agriculture like the Gouro.The basic unity is lineage, under the responsibility of an elder, whose functions are political and religious.  

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OriginEx-collection Cheminal
EthnyBaoule
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Material(s)wood, textile
Height45
Width8
Weight1.40 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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