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Baoule statue (N° 22447)

Baoulé African art ancestor statue, this Waka-Sona, Waka sran, "being of wood" in Baoulé, embodies aassié oussou, b>being of the earth, genius of nature. It is one of a type of statues intended to be used as a medium tool by the komien, or "komienfoué" soothsayers, the latter being selected by the spirits asye usu in order to communicate revelations from the afterlife or blolo . The second type of statues are the spouses of the afterlife, male, the blolo bian or female, the blolo bia.
In order to give them hold, the braided beards of Baoulé men were coated with shea butter. . Black satin patina. erosions.  

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OriginCollection française
EthnyBaoule
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Material(s)wood, perles
Height cm40
Width9 cm
Weight0.85 Kg

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