Statue of African art Baoulé, this Waka-Sona, Waka sran, " being of wood " in Baoulé, embodies a seated oussou, being of the earth, genius of nature.
She is one of a type of statues intended to be used as a medium tool by 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. Break at the wrist.
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