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Mossi whistle (N° 20920)

Ex-collection traditional African art from France.
This whistle adopting a stylized form of human silhouette was used for hunting. Beautiful golden brown lustrous patina.
The Mossi are a people native to Burkina Faso as well as the bordering regions of the surrounding countries. More than five million people consider themselves Mossi, with membership in this ethnic community based on the practice of Moré and the practice of a number of traditions. They constituted, in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, large kingdoms, the two main ones of which (Yatenga and Ouagadougou) remained independent until European penetration and were only subdued with difficulty by the French colonizers. Animists, the Mossi worship a creator god named Wendé . Each individual is said to be endowed with a soul, sigha , linked to a totemic animal. The Mossi provided an important workforce to the Ivory Coast and Ghana. Even today a strong Mossi community resides in Côte d'Ivoire. They speak Moré, a Voltaic language.  

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EthnyMossi
Countryburkina faso
Material(s)wood
Height cm34
Width8 cm
Weight0.24 Kg
Estimated dating1ère halfxx°
Socle includedYes

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