Statuetta Blolo Bla "moglie dell'aldilà" - Legno massiccio - Fétiche Waka-Sona - Baoulé - Costa d'Avorio

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Statuetta Blolo Bla "moglie dell'aldilà" - Legno massiccio - Fétiche Waka-Sona - Baoulé - Costa d'Avorio
Seconda metà XX secolo - Buone condizioni

“Waka-Sona” Fetish, Blolo Bla Figurine, “wife from the hereafter”.

28 cm.


"Waka-Sona” Fetish (wooden being in Baule) representing a "Blolo Bla” (wife from the hereafter).
Painted wood.
These figurines evoke a spouse who lives in a parallel world, and who would manifest himself/herself through jealousy, by causing impotence or sterility to the living partner. In order to please him/her, an effigy is carved and will becomes his/her shelter. From this, results a sculpture representing the ideal of physical perfection, including the subtle inflexions of life: graceful curves, a shiny skin.”
Most of the Blolo Bla have their hands placed on their belly, next to the navel, or on their breasts, to highlight the importance of the transmission of life. Sometimes they wear a caches-sexe (loincloth).

Bibliography:
- Susan M. Vogel, L'art Baoulé du visible et de l'invisible, Adam Biro Editions, 1999.

Dettagli lotto
Oggetto
Statuetta Blolo Bla "moglie dell'aldilà"
Nome dell’articolo autoctono
Fétiche Waka-Sona
Etnia/cultura
Baoulé
Regione / Paese
Costa d'Avorio
Materiale
Legno massiccio
Periodo
Seconda metà XX secolo
Condizioni
Buone condizioni
Con supporto incluso
No
Dimensioni
28×8×8 cm
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