“Waka-Sona” Fetish, Blolo Bla Figurine, “wife from the hereafter”.
"Waka-Sona” Fetish (wooden being in Baule) representing a "Blolo Bla” (wife from the hereafter).
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).
- Susan M. Vogel, L'art Baoulé du visible et de l'invisible, Adam Biro Editions, 1999.
- Statuetta Blolo Bla "moglie dell'aldilà"
- Nome dell’articolo autoctono
- Fétiche Waka-Sona
- Regione / Paese
- Costa d'Avorio
- Legno massiccio
- Seconda metà XX secolo
- Buone condizioni
- Con supporto incluso
- 28×8×8 cm