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Biga Fetish (N° 25276)

Polished by grasping and ritual anointing, this African doll associated with fertility (biiga) was sculpted by a blacksmith from Burkina Faso. This type of statuette is offered to girls, as to boys, by their parents. Light brown patina. Desication erosions and cracks.
The hope of a pregnancy is accompanied in certain groups by initiation rites. Wooden figures are then carved, some reflecting both genders, in many cases clothed in beads and clothes. During the period of confinement, the doll, which becomes a child who asks to be fed, washed and anointed on a daily basis, becomes the girl's only companion. After the initiation, they will be carried on the women's backs, or tied around their necks. The wealthiest Mossi buy plastic dolls. The doll will not be abandoned after the child is born, the mother will continue to take care of it. If the birth did not take place, the doll will be offered as an educational toy to a child. (Elisabeth L.Cameron)  

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OriginEx-collection française
Countryburkina faso
Height cm24
Width5 cm
Weight0.16 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960
Socle includedYes

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