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Baoule, Baoulé slingshot (N° 20075)

About sixty ethnic groups live in Côte d'Ivoire, including the Baoule, in the center, Akans from Ghana, people of the savannah, practicing hunting and agriculture just like the Gouro from whom they borrowed ritual cults and sculpted masks. Two types of statues are produced by the Baoule, Baulé, in the ritual framework: The Waka-Sona statues, "wooden being" in Baoule, evoke an Assi oussou, being of the earth. They are part of a type of statues intended to be used as a medium by the Komien diviners, who are selected by the asye usu spirits to communicate revelations from the beyond. The second type of statues are the "spouses" of the afterlife, male, the Blolo bian or female, the blolo bia, which are similar to a quest for fulfillment by seeking homage to one's idealized sexual opposite.  

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OriginEx-collection française
EthnyBaoule
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Material(s)wood
Height18
Width7
Weight0.05 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle inclusOptional

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